Business Giving Story: For Jimmy & American Express

The charity, For Jimmy, held a volunteering day in partnership with financial company American Express. It was also a day that reflected the values of the charity; bringing people together and creating a sense of community.  The link between For Jimmy and American Express came about through a conversation...

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Christmas Giving Stories in Lewisham

Christmas for many, is the season of goodwill. Lewisham is full of it anyway but we thought we would capture some of our favourite stories that stood out this year. Read on for a sack-full of festive giving stories that will warm your hearts enough to roast chestnuts on...

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Business Giving Story: parlez on supporting Foodcycle Lewisham to tackle food waste

parlez came to life from a belief in the local, a community-minded neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley placing importance on the value of local home-cooked food and conversation with friends and familiar faces!  Upon visiting them for a discussion on their community work with Foodcycle Lewisham, co-founder Louis Edwards explained: “a key component...

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Lewisham Community Toilets, now live!

Have you ever had difficulty finding a toilet to use in Lewisham? Lewisham Community Toilet scheme has found a solution to a common problem. Thanks to the new Lewisham Community Toilet scheme there will be more clean, safe and accessible toilets that are open to the public, free of...

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#GivingTuesday 2017 – What happened?

On 28 November, #GivingTuesday was celebrated in Lewisham. A global day of giving what you can to good causes, following the huge retail sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Building on Giving Tuesday 2016, we encouraged local organisations to use Giving Tuesday to promote their work, gain supporters...

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Mayor’s Awards winners announced!

Mayor's Awards winners announced!

  A heartwarming evening on 24 November was hosted at the Civic Suite by Lewisham’s Mayor Sir Steve Bullock. One hundred people and organisations were given a Mayor’s Award to thank them for their voluntary contribution in Lewisham. About the Mayor’s Award The Mayor’s Award was launched to recognise the...

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Giving Tuesday | 28 Nov 2017 | What good things will you do?

Giving Tuesday | 28 Nov 2017 | What good things will you do?

Giving Tuesday is a day to do good stuff for charity and follows hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year in Lewisham we gave it a shot – #GivingTuesdayLewisham 2016. We want 2017 to be even bigger and better!  What are you going to do...

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Trustee Networking Event for #TrusteesWeek | 16 Nov 2017

Trustee Networking Event for #TrusteesWeek | 16 Nov 2017

To mark this year’s #TrusteesWeek we decided to join forces with Volunteer Centre Lewisham and Voluntary Action Lewisham to focus on trustee recruitment. Over 30 individuals and organisations came together to learn what it means to be a trustee and meet organisations looking for trustees.   The event took...

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Be a Community Minded Business in Lewisham

Be a community minded business in Lewisham Join us for talks and networking with local business owners on the subject of ‘giving back’ locally. Tuesday 28th November is Giving Tuesday, when we turn our attention towards what we can do to ‘give back’ locally. There are many different ways...

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Goldsmiths Volunteering Fair by Sarah Hiscock (Goldsmiths Volunteering Administrator)

Goldsmiths Volunteering Fair by Sarah Hiscock (Goldsmiths Volunteering Administrator)

  I’ve recently started work at Goldsmiths in the new role of Volunteering Administrator. I’ll be the main point of contact for both students looking to volunteer and organisations within the local community who have volunteering opportunities. There are such a fantastic range of organisations within Lewisham and the...

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