Brixton Bugle September 2016

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Record nominations for community pride awards There are a record 165 nominations for this year’s mayor of Lambeth Community Pride Awards for local people making an extra effort to improve life in the borough. Shortlisted projects in the eight categories are listed below. The Mayor will announce the winners when judging is completed. Resident of the year: Andrew Chan Sing; Erica Tate; Molly Sinclair. Bringing your neighbourhood together: George Richardson; Stephen Koegh; Pat Broderick. Innovation and Enterprise:

Waterloo Community Theatre CIC; Colin Crooks, Tree Shepherd; Benjamin Ackim, Sport City London Ltd/Blackprint Legacy Foundation. Voluntary or community organisation of the year: Whippersnappers; St Matthew’s Project (right); Brixton Soup Kitchen. Young resident of the year: Streetworks Project Team – Elmgreen School; Jacqueline Gomes-Neves; Rianne Yeboah-Cornelius. Best private garden 2016: Sonia Cooper, Cressingham Gardens estate; Cindy Kemp, street property; Edwin A big well done to Stuart Horwood, Brixton market traders’ supremo, who completed the LondonSurrey Bike 100 Bike Ride and raised over £1,000 for the NSPCC – pictured here at his stall with NSPCC chief exec Peter Wanless (left).

Club diners raise £2,000 for Syria

Marhabtayn Syrian Supper Club hosted its first event in Brixton during the summer. The club’s aim is to show solidarity with people caught up in Syria’s conflict and refugee crisis, through music, food and fundraising for people in need. Organiser Khairun Dhala said: “Marhabtayn is Arabic for ‘two welcomes’ because in Syria people give each other a double welcome. “We had a great night! Supper clubbers were welcomed to our home with a cocktail followed Monteverde, Chalbury House – Edmundsbury Court estate; Mr & Mrs Morris, Jupiter Court – Caldwell Gardens estate. Best community garden: Edmundsbury Court Estate;

Ace of Clubs; Southwell Road Residents’ Garden. Best food growing project: Loughborough Farm; Edmundsbury Court Estate; Lairdale Estate; Paradise Garden, Coade Court.

CHARITY INVITES BRIXTON GRANT BIDS The Thrale Charity is inviting Brixton organisations to apply for a grant of up to £5,000. Grants are available to organisations that help people in need, hardship or distress from Brixton, other parts of Lambeth and also Tooting and Balham. The deadline is 30 November. For more information email

Sainsbury’s partners local cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) and Sainsbury’s Herne Hill are joining forces again. WfW, the local charity that supports people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefit of cycling, has again been chosen as the store’s local charity partner for the year. Director Isabelle Clement said: “This

is great news for the disabled people of all ages who cycle with us every week at the Herne Hill Velodrome. “For many, cycling with us is the only exercise they get, and it is fantastic that we now have the opportunity to raise our profile and some all-important funds.”

by a mezze starter, and makloubeh – spicy Syrian rice – as a main course, with baklava and a Syrian fruit salad for dessert. “A diverse group of people came, old and new friends, including a table of people who had heard about the event through the Brixton Blog!” Diners helped raise over £2,000. The club is now looking for somewhere big enough to host around 40 people. If you know of somewhere with a kitchen that would be willing to let the club take over for a night, contact them at,

Passionate about improving health and care services in Lambeth? If yes, why not apply to become our new Chair or one of our additional Trustees, and help steer the charitable organisation into an exciting phase of growth, including being part of a Black Wellbeing Partnership. The Chair will ideally have previous board level experience, together with vision, strategic focus and a drive to help us get to our next stage in development. The Trustees should complement existing Trustees skills and experience, particularly in the areas of charity and contracts law, multi-stakeholder partnerships and organisational development and change. Closing date for applications: midnight, 12 September 2016. To apply visit: or tel: 020 7274 8522. For an initial chat about either of these roles, please call Linda Linehan (Abbeville Associates Ltd) on 07900 490465. About us: Healthwatch Lambeth gathers people’s experiences of local health and social care services in order to drive improvements. We do this by sharing the information with those involved in buying, providing and evaluating these services. Do you have something to say about health and care services? Tell us on tel: 020 7274 8522 or Registered Company No: 8430436 Registered Charity No: 1153444

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