Category Archives: Charity

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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Community spirit helped us through the crisis. Let’s cherish it

It is Volunteers’ Week and this year, writes PETER UNDERWOOD, it is more important than ever that we celebrate what makes people want to volunteer One of the really positive things to come of the coronavirus pandemic crisis has been … Continue reading

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Aid group in South Norwood thriving despite ‘funding roulette’

Covid Mutual Aid groups have been working day-in, day-out throughout the pandemic emergency to support their communities with food, PPE and a variety of social care. South Norwood is one such operation that has seen a weekly community kitchen blossom … Continue reading

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Croydon Mencap charity chief scoops transformation award

Croydon Mencap CEO Alan Avis is one of 10 small charity leaders awarded places on a unique initiative designed to both develop their own strategic and leadership capabilities, and transform a further 10 charities. The successful applicants to Pilotlight’s 2020 … Continue reading

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Marathon gives £150,000 grant to new sports school for netball

Three schemes in Croydon have between them received nearly £200,000 in grants from the London Marathon’s charitable trust, it was announced today. The Socco Cheta Community Hub in South Norwood (£18,500) and Wheels For Wellbeing, which operates across several sites, … Continue reading

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