Brixton’s Marathon man runs for kidney charity

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Brixton local Martin Belzunce ran the London Marathon for Kidney Research UK in an amazing 3:00:20. The race is over but he is still...
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Brixton children’s centres receiving multi-million pound upgrades

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Work has started on the refurbishment of Loughborough Children’s Centre costing nearly half a million pounds. It is part of Lambeth Early Action Partnership’s...
Anne Manuel who is doing the marathon for Alzheimer's

Local student to walk a marathon for Alzheimer’s Society

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Anne Manuel (22) of Herne Hill is taking on the challenge of walking a marathon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Anne, a London College...
Mother and child with foodbank parcel

10,000 emergency parcels and 79 tonnes of food in a year from our local...

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The Norwood and Brixton foodbank helped local people with 9,929 emergency three-day food parcels in the 12 months to the start of April this...
Members of the Sylvan Lawn Bowls Club

Support Sylvan Bowls Club stay on the green

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  The Brockwell Park Sylvan Bowls club is appealing for help to keep the lawns trim and watered throughout the summer, writes Catherine Wiltshire The club...
School Ground Sounds young people making music

School Ground Sounds young artists make and record music from scratch

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Brixton based School Ground Sounds has produced an eight-track album working with ten young people who wrote, performed and created the music. The charity works...
John Ruskin bicentenary event at at Ruskin Park

Help Ruskin Park friends celebrate bicentenary

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The Friends of Ruskin Park are crowdfunding to raise the money for a programme of events and celebrations this summer in to mark the...

Be a green volunteer

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Volunteers are already at work in Brixton’s Slade Gardens after it became one of a handful of local city greening projects to get significant funding...
Crowds enjoy themselves at Brixton Windmill

Brixton Windmill announces activity programme for the year

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Brixton Windmill’s programme for the year includes highlights like its Beer and Bread Festival, Art in the Park Harvest Festival and the fourth annual...
Photograph of roundhouse in Myatts Fields

Funding will help Myatt’s Fields Park secure its future

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The 14-acre, Grade II listed Myatt’s Fields Park has received £77,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £20,000 from Lambeth council to secure...
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Credit without profit

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  Steve Powdrill meets the provider of a financial service with a difference Years ago, if someone mentioned “credit unions”, you might be forgiven for envisioning...

Appeal for summer food and play funds

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Loughborough Community Centre is appealing for funds for its Summer of Play activities based in Max Roach Park. The programme of activities for children from...
Brixton 2am on a Saturday morning

Care and kindness for the Brixton community

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  Jessica Dyer spends a Friday night with Brixton’s Street Pastors If you are out on a Friday night in Brixton you may well encounter the Street Pastors,...
Young boy enjoys reading

Call for volunteers to bring the magic of reading to Brixton primary school children

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This World Book Day (Thursday 7 March) national reading charity, Coram Beanstalk, is issuing a new appeal for volunteers to join its network of trained...
Brixton Windmill Flour

Volunteer at Brixton Windmill

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A local charity in Brixton, the Friends of Windmill Gardens, is launching a new recruitment drive for volunteers at the iconic  Grade...
Lambeth Street Pastors coordinator Cherie Thomas

Lambeth Street Pastors to celebrate new charity status

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Lambeth Street Pastors, the church-based group that brings help and support to people who are the worse for wear for whatever reason in Brixton...

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Kitchen duties at Mosaic

Mosaic Clubhouse, a place of comfort and encouragement

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Despite being part of a global movement Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse is unique in England. Ruby Gregory investigates. Sitting on Effra Road is Mosaic Clubhouse, a...

Grove Adventure Playground appeal for support

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Grove Adventure Playground is fundraising to take children on a day trip on the River Thames and a tour of Tower Bridge. They need your...
Wassailing at Brockwell Park

Dig this at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

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Composting, kitchen gardening and kids’ stories, not to mention a rousing wassail to kick off the new year – they are all happening at...

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Big demand for Windrush compensation scheme

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The strong response to a letter from Lambeth council urging residents to claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme meant supplies of a special form...
Saja Sheheen in Nour

Nour petition urges support for its fight to retain a central place in Brixton’s...

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Nour Cash & Carry, for many the beating heart of Brixton’s markets, has launched a petition against the notice to quit it has received...
Weyman Bennett

Windrush scandal compensation meeting

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Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is organising a public meeting in Lambeth town hall for anyone affected by the Windrush Scandal on Saturday 18...