Category Archives: Charity

Take a 5k hike, or bike, and raise funds for better mental health

The Maudsley mental health charity is encouraging south Londoners to get a little fitter next month and give the state of their own mental health a gentle boost, while raising money to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children … Continue reading

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Big Local Broad Green Friends’ Food Club, £3 per week

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Free First Aid course, Harlow Hall, Norbury, Sep 23

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Wireless exposes disconnect between Bromley and neighbours

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The impact of the Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park last weekend, and its effect on residents neighbouring boroughs has seen GLYNN McDONALD raise some serious questions of the park’s new trust The Wireless Festival staged in Crystal … Continue reading

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Invisible Palace Plant and Pot Sale, Crystal Palace, Sep 17

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Park trust forced to issue apology after raucous rap weekend

The Crystal Palace Park Trust and its new chief exec, Bill LoSasso, faced their first crisis at the weekend, as controversy engulfed the Wireless Festival, a three-night rap event drawing crowds of 50,000 per day, where one star was arrested … Continue reading

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NHS chief’s tough run raises £4,000 for children’s cancer ward

Matthew Kershaw, the chief executive of the Croydon NHS Trust, went the extra mile, or 62, at the weekend to help raise funds for a children’s cancer charity based at Mayday Hospital. Kershaw, together with Scott Beaton, has raised more … Continue reading

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Charity Fashion Show for SE Cancer Help Centre, Sep 28

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Whitgift Centre pop-up museum provides a tribute and legacy

A vacant unit in a shopping centre is the venue for an exhibition which celebrates the history of the Windrush generation. KEN TOWL was impressed by what he found there Deighton flew from Barbados to England in 1961 with the … Continue reading

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Duffus Cancer Foundation information day, Aug 28

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St Peter’s Church Book and Cake Sale, South Croydon, Sep 18

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Croydon legal aid centre is shortlisted for justice awards

South West London Law Centres has been shortlisted for this year’s Law Society Awards in the Excellence in Access to Justice category. SWLLC provides legal advice, often free of charge, from offices in Davis House in Croydon town centre, as … Continue reading

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Volunteer self-funds kids’ summer club after council delays

EXCLUSIVE by SANJANA IDNANI A community volunteer in West Croydon has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket because of delays by the council in handing over a promised government grant towards the costs of running a children’s summer … Continue reading

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Knife crime worsened by lack of hope offered to a generation

Founder of Lives Not Knives charity links latest wave of murders to the impact of austerity and the closure of 100 youth centres in Croydon. By SANJANA IDNANI The founder of a Croydon-based knife crime prevention charity has joined other … Continue reading

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BME Forum to open second health space in Whitgift Centre

By SANJANA IDNANI The Croydon BME Forum is to open a Health and Wellbeing Space in the Whitgift Centre in October. The space will provide services similar to that available at Croydon BME Forum’s other space, The Wellness Centre, which … Continue reading

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Job vacancy: Project coordinator, Croydon Mencap

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Whitgift care homes bring a smile back to children’s faces

Whitgift Care has announced that it is partnering with the children’s cleft charity, Smile Train UK, writes Sanjana Idnani. Smile Train UK helps locate children who need treatment for cleft palates and provides training and financial support for local medical … Continue reading

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Children’s ‘Summer of Play’ gets delayed in Croydon by council

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Following a promise from a Labour cabinet member, volunteers are still waiting for permission to allow children to play on the streets where they live Despite assurances from senior council officials that there would be no road … Continue reading

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The Children’s Trust sponsored walk, Tadworth, Aug 21

Step Forward for children with brain injury this August and sign up to take part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for The Children’s Trust. The charity is calling for supporters to join them on a physical walk, starting … Continue reading

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Croydon Mencap: Support worker driver, apply by Aug 3

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Public outcry as council off-loads historic Heathfield House

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The future of a long-established ecology charity has been placed under threat, as well as hundreds of school visits conducted annually, by a council plan to lease out a publicly-owned listed building. By our environment correspondent, PAUL … Continue reading

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Government orders councils to close covid emergency hotels

Local authorities across England, including Croydon Council, have been ordered by the government that they must close the hotels they used to house the homeless during the covid-19 pandemic, as a condition of the latest round of rough-sleeper funding. Inside … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity reports 50% surge in demand for help

The volunteers at Croydon Nightwatch have witnessed much over the charity’s 45-year history, but the extra pressure of the past 15 months during the covid-19 pandemic has stretched them like never before. SANJANA IDNANI reports The annual report from Croydon’s … Continue reading

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South Norwood Community Kitchen fund-raiser quiz, Jul 21

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Norbury domestic violence charity hit by third burglary in year

By SARAH O’CONNELL On Thursday night, the Cassandra Centre, a charity in Norbury that works with the victims of domestic violence, suffered a break-in and theft of equipment. It was the third break-in at the centre in the last 12 … Continue reading

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