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Charities get chance of £1,000 ‘gift’ in Christmas draw

Charities in Croydon could get a £1,000 Christmas “gift” if enough of their supporters submit an appeal and make a strong enough case for their favourite cause as part of an annual giveaway organised by an insurance company. Specialist insurer … Continue reading

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MS Fest charity music festival, Godstone Farm, Sep 3

MS Fest is a family friendly mini music festival taking place at Godstone Farm on Saturday the September 3. The event is in aid of the MS Society and a truly amazing chap, Paul Wheeler, to help pay towards life-changing … Continue reading

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Marie Curie charity quiz night, Clyde Hall, Apr 9

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Charity Commission sends in investigators to Rhema Church

An evangelical church which stages its Sunday services at the Fairfield Halls is under investigation by the Charity Commission over its use of £280,000 of charitable funds. The charity regulator stepped in three months ago with a statutory inquiry after … Continue reading

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Pupils help local charities fulfill their Quest for cash

Children in Croydon have been neglecting their Playstations and mobiles to support a number of charitable causes. Inspired by First Give, a charity that helps young people use their time and talent to improve their communities, pupils at the Quest … Continue reading

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Charity Christmas concert, Croydon Minster, Dec 2

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Murder, mystery and turkey dinner – all for Mayor’s charities

The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice, is seeking people’s support to a couple of events being held in aid of her nominated charities in the run-up to Christmas. The Mayor’s charities are: MIND in Croydon – an active charity … Continue reading

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Mayor of Croydon’s charity wine tasting evening, Oct 23

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Barnardo’s Triangle opens and seeks more volunteers

A community hub launched by Barnardo’s in south London is now hoping to open four days a week to meet demand from local families. The Triangle at Crystal Palace was officially opened on Saturday by Floella Benjamin, a vice-president of … Continue reading

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Youth groups have fun to fund-raise in Surrey Street, Sep 19

Two organisations working with young people on different scales, 12 young people and a team of enthusiastic staff. The result? A Family Fun Day in Croydon North End on Saturday to raise money for a great cause. JAGS Foundation and … Continue reading

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Indian charity has councillor ready to take on the long run

Addiscombe councillor Mark Watson is embarking on a 12-hour ultramarathon this Saturday to raise funds for a human rights and environmental cause in Alleppey, India. Watson is attempting to run 100 kilometres – about 62 miles – along the Thames … Continue reading

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Charity is seeking Master Gardeners to dig for victory

Have you got two years or more food-growing experience and a passion to share your knowledge with others? Garden Organic, a national charity, is looking for lively volunteers to join Croydon Master Gardeners. The Master Gardener programme is a volunteer … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Croydon ‘worst ever’ says charity chief

According to Jad Adams, the chairman of Croydon Nightwatch, the number of people sleeping rough or “in totally unacceptable conditions” in our borough could be twice as many as suggested by official Government estimates. The reasons for the under-estimate, Adams … Continue reading

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Help Age UK Croydon by joining the Big Chinwag, June 19

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Strictly Vinyl, in aid of Nepal appeal, at Project B, June 6

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Barnado’s recruiting for new community hub at The Triangle

A neighbourhood hub is being launched by Barnardo’s in Crystal Palace this summer – and the children’s charity wants local people to get behind it. The Triangle will feature a four-storey indoor soft play area, an outdoor playground, a café … Continue reading

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Charity projects hit jackpot with £850,000 Lottery grants

Three community schemes in Croydon are, between them, to receive nearly £850,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Fund, it was announced yesterday. Crossroads Care, based on Brighton Road in South Croydon, is to get the biggest single grant, £389,691 … Continue reading

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Charity worker seeks your support for award nomination

Alison Maguire, a director of the charity The Lily Foundation who has helped to get the law changed to help families affected by mitochondrial disease, went back to her old school, Croydon High, this week following her nomination for the Girls’ … Continue reading

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Positive Steps charity walk for Mind Croydon, May 9

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Charity football match at Mayfield Stadium, Apr 19

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Drink coffee. Appear on TV. Raise cash for charity, Jan 27

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Project B Old Skool gig for Lives Not Knives, Jan 31

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Mayor’s charity Valentine’s concert, Feb 13

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NCT Christmas Fair, St Mark’s, Purley, Nov 16

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St John’s Choir, Shirley, charity concert, Oct 19

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