Category Archives: Charity

20% increase in demand for Crisis services on Surrey Street

It’s a bittersweet anniversary for Crisis, the national homelessness charity. They are marking five years since the opening of Crisis Skylight Croydon, their centre to support homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless. Using a a disused furniture … Continue reading

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Charity warns of street collecting scam abusing their name

Lives Not Knives has received complaints of harassment and aggressive fund-raisers passing themselves off as volunteers for the charity in Bristol, Nottingham, Brixton, St Albans and Kings Cross A Croydon-based charity that works to reduce youth knife crime has been … Continue reading

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Church in Croydon after covid: new bishop outlines her vision

Dr Rosemarie Mallett was recently named as the next Bishop of Croydon. Ahead of her consecration service this month, for our latest episode of our Under The Flyover podcast, iC editor Steven Downes conducted a wide-ranging interview in which the … Continue reading

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Mega Pub Quiz for South Norwood Community Kitchen, Jul 14

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‘We are enraged at government whose sole focus is profit’

Grenfell United, the group representing the bereaved and survivors, this morning issued the following statement, on the fifth anniversary of the tower block fire in London that claimed the lives of 72 people Today, we remember the 72 beautiful souls … Continue reading

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RSPCA community dog event, Thornton Heath Rec, Jun 16

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Celebrities’ football match at Selhurst raises £25,000 for GOSH

Selhurst Park staged south London’s own version of Soccer Aid this week, raising £25,000 for Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. Celebrities and ex-pro footballers took part in the Goals 4 GOSH tournament, where the Palace Pelicans faced the Crystal Koalas … Continue reading

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Importance of cancer screenings, Tuesday Talk, ARCC, Jun 14

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All you need to know about £150 Council Tax energy rebate

Have you received your emergency energy Council Tax refund yet? Here, RONI MARSH, right, in our monthly advice column from South West London Law Centres, answers the most common questions she is asked about the scheme In February, the government … Continue reading

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Animal charity makes urgent appeal for new homes for kittens

Dozens of kittens urgently need new, good and loving homes. Croydon Animal Samaritans has been helping and rescuing animals for nearly 50 years, but they depend on the generosity and kindness of volunteers to raise funds for their work, and … Continue reading

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NHS and charity urge public to get second covid booster jab

NHS London and Age UK are working together to promote the covid-19 spring booster vaccine for those most at risk, including the over-75s, older care home residents and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over. So far more than … Continue reading

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Council cuts mean homeless are losing lorry loads of food

This week it was announced that Croydon Nightwatch, the homelessness charity, has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Here, Nightwatch chair JAD ADAMS looks back on the organisation’s work over the two years of covid and suggests there’s much … Continue reading

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Croydon charity given Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Homelessness charity Croydon Nightwatch has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, it has been announced today. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in this country, the equivalent to an individual being given the … Continue reading

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Make a start in Volunteers Week by helping at Home-Start

Charity Home-Start Croydon is staging its first Volunteers Festival. The festival ties in with National Volunteers Week, an annual celebration of volunteering, which runs from June 1 to 7. Home-Start Croydon is taking the chance to recognise the contribution made … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath, Stormzy and me: Palace’s Zaha on charity

Crystal Palace’s star player, Wilfried Zaha, has spoken out about his charity work and of growing up in Thornton Heath with rapper Stormzy. In an interview published on the Crystal Palace club website, Zaha, 29, explained how through their faith … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre Jubilee Celebration, Norbury, Jun 2

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Job interview workshop, Mind In Croydon, Jun 22

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Keeping Well in the Workplace, Mind in Croydon, Jun 8

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Dragging ourselves up by our bootstraps is common ground

Croydon charity sector leader BUSHRA AHMED was asked recently to be a judge at a national awards event. Here, she explains how she took inspiration, and fellow-feeling, from some of the award-winners Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation celebrates the … Continue reading

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Cost of living crisis – how to claim what you’re entitled to

With spiralling energy bills and prices for everyday products going up at their fastest rate for 40 years, finances are stretched for many households. Here, RONI MARSH, the money advice team leader at South West London Law Centres, explains the … Continue reading

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£7m Rainbow children’s unit set to transform hospital services

Croydon has a new, dedicated ward for children requiring hospital care. The £7million freshly named Rainbow Unit was opened this week by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust chairman Mike Bell. The Rainbow Children’s Unit name plaque was also unveiled by … Continue reading

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Lawyers raise £13,000 in sponsored walk for Surrey legal aid

Lawyers, paralegals and staff from South West London Law Centres, based in Croydon’s Davis House, have helped towards a total of £13,000 raised in a sponsored walk staged with the aim to ensure that everyone in Surrey has fair access … Continue reading

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Energetic Bishop’s first move is to guide the community

DAVID MORGAN on the appointment as Bishop of Croydon of a woman already very familiar with the borough’s many social challenges, and a professed loyal reader of Inside Croydon… A neighbour passed me as I went in my front gate … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre 10th anniversary, Norbury, May 20

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C.R.O. Repair Cafe Volunteer event, Whitgift Centre, Apr 30

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