Category Archives: Charity

Charity concern as butterfly numbers fall to lowest level

Butterfly numbers across the country have fallen to the lowest level for more than a decade, according to a wildlife charity following its annual survey. Butterfly Conservation is the charity which has been working with the London Wildlife Trust and … Continue reading

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Bluebird Care join in with a virtual Macmillan coffee morning

Bluebird Care Croydon will be backing Macmillan Cancer Support by holding their very own coffee morning for their staff as part of the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning tomorrow. Macmillan’s first coffee morning took place in 1990 and since then … Continue reading

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Macmillan Coffee Morning, Peony Court, Addiscombe, Sep 25

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Children’s cancer charity stages virtual walk this month

These have been tough times for many organisations, especially charities, many of whom have had to cancel long-planned fund-raisers because of covid-19, and so have lost important sources of income. Some have responded with innovative ideas that have allowed people … Continue reading

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Take a walk in someone else’s shoes to help mental health

From this Thursday, Shawmind, a mental health charity, is inviting people to take part in its month-long activity to encourage gentle exercise, raise funds and increase awareness around suicide, mental health and wellbeing. The campaign, Walk a Mile in My … Continue reading

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Community activists’ new conversation around kitchen table

The community activists behind one of the most successful projects in South Norwood have begun a new exercise, which they are calling The Kitchen Table Project – but this aims at being about a lot more than cooking meals for … Continue reading

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Knickers! Cassandra Centre charity in appeal for clothes

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Park’s learning department could be axed by National Trust

The National Trust’s slogan at present is “Everyone needs nature”. At the National Trust-run Morden Hall Park, just a short tram ride from Croydon, there is nature in abundance in a free-to-enter green oasis in the city, seemingly a perfect … Continue reading

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Disability charity seeks help so that together we can soar

Willow Learning for Life, a Croydon-based community interest company, has launched an appeal to give hope to adults with learning disabilities devastated by cuts in support, discrimination, and lack of opportunities “Together We Can Soar” is a project designed and … Continue reading

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Children’s cancer charity celebrates hitting Mayday milestone

A locally based charity appeal is celebrating reaching a milestone towards its goal of raising £750,000 to the cost of creating a children’s cancer unit at Mayday Hospital. Despite having to halt all traditional charity fund-raising activities in March because … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre Art in the Park, Rookery Gardens, Aug 21

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Cassandra Centre kids’ summer Zoom arts classes, Aug 11-13

Please note the amended timings

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Cassandra Centre kids’ photography competition, Aug 10-17

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Tea rooms want to stage ‘thank you’ party for NHS staff

A café at the heart of the community in Sanderstead is calling on its customers and neighbours to help to raise funds for a special “Thank You” party for the Critical Care Team at Mayday Hospital. During the covid -19 … Continue reading

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NSPCC reopens its Croydon centre to offer vital services

The NSPCC’s Croydon service centre has become one of the charity’s first sites in the country to physically reopen its doors for children’s face-to-face support work. Since the national lockdown, the practitioners at the base have been adapting the vital … Continue reading

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Mothers’ charity sues Chancellor over self-employed support

A women’s charity yesterday started suing Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for discrimination in the implementation of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The action is being taken by Pregnant Then Screwed. One of its members is Olga … Continue reading

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Painting has sustainable goals for year as Rotary president

The Rotary Club of Croydon has a new president, Pat Painting. Painting takes over after Christopher Dighton’s year in office. The Rotary Club’s monthly meetings held in Oakfield Road were suspended at the end of March because of coronavirus, and … Continue reading

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School to hold Food Bank Day to help families through summer

Thomas More School in Purley has organised a Food Bank Day for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15, from 9.45am to 3pm. “The school has been through an extraordinary time and our families have been through many difficulties during this lockdown,” Eugene … Continue reading

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It could be you: National Lottery is looking for award-winners

Today, marks the launch of 2020’s National Lottery Awards and the organisers are calling on the people of Croydon to start nominating. This year the annual search for the country’s most popular National Lottery-funded projects will, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon shift their work from food to support

As – for better or for worse – the government eases coronavirus lockdown conditions, so some of the mutual aid groups and food banks which sprang up around the borough three months ago are now being wound up. Age UK … Continue reading

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UnFairbnb: Council has nothing to show for £200,000 spend

EXCLUSIVE: Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, provides a reminder of another significant amount of council cash that was poorly spent – but helped line the pockets of ‘friends and family’ of the Town Hall’s Labour leadership Do you remember … Continue reading

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Charity warns that challenges of covid could still get tougher

There’s been some challenging times for families in Croydon during the coronavirus lockdown, but for some, they are about to get even tougher, according the manager of a children’s charity centre based on the High Street. “For some families that … Continue reading

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Legacy Youth Zone boosted by £150,000 pledge from patron

Ruskin Square has increased its donation to Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone by £50,000 a year over the next three years. Ruskin Square is the mixed-used development at East Croydon, developed by Stanhope and Schroders. They were one of the “Founder … Continue reading

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Barratt helps care home keep in touch during lockdown

Housebuilders Barratt London have donated a tablet to a Wallington care home, to help residents stay connected with friends and family during the covid-19 outbreak. The tablet, which was delivered last week to the Bridge House Care Centre on London … Continue reading

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#Onetin: You can make a difference to reduce food insecurity

ROWENNA DAVIS, pictured right, and her covid-19 mutual aid group are making a difference to those struggling in poverty – one tin at a time At the beginning of this crisis, food insecurity was widespread, as supermarket shelves were stripped … Continue reading

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