Lewisham Mayor’s Award for Volunteering

The Mayor’s Award is a new scheme that has been set up to recognise people, community projects and businesses who volunteer in their spare time in Lewisham. If you know an unsung hero or organisation who are making Lewisham a better place to live, please take a few minutes...

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Volunteer Market Place @ Good Hope Cafe

Summer Volunteer Market Place            Lewisham Local and Volunteer Centre Lewisham collaborated for the Summer Volunteer Market Place with over 100 people attending to learn about local volunteering opportunities in Lewisham and meet local good causes. The event was hosted by Good Hope Cafe, and included over 20...

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Lewisham People’s Day 2017

Lewisham People’s Day 2017 saw a real scorcher of a day with an incredible turnout and a huge array of arts, craft, music and community stalls representing Lewisham. With over 25,000 visitors, People’s Day is one of south east London’s biggest free festivals – now in its 33rd year. The...

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Lewisham Volunteers Week 2017

Lewisham Volunteers Week 2017

Volunteers’ Week Lewisham went to market at Lewisham Shopping Centre this year, with a Festival of Giving in the central square of the mall between 1 and 4 June. Lewisham Local partners Volunteer Centre Lewisham and VAL joined forces with 18 voluntary and community groups to engage shoppers from...

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Student Volunteering Week 2017

Student Volunteering Week is a national campaign encouraging students to get involved with volunteering opportunities. From 20-26 February 2017, Lewisham students were invited to participate in voluntary opportunities in New Cross ranging from a group run and community gardening to a Social Hackathon, a creative approach to tackling social...

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Downham and Whitefoot Spring Clean

More than 40 local people put on their rubber gloves, grabbed a bin bag and set to clearing up the much loved Railway Children Walk. The walkway, situated towards the edge of Whitefoot and Downham wards, has recently fallen victim to fly tipping and a lack of love. Members...

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Giving Tuesday 2016

#GivingTuesdayLewisham took place on 29th November 2016 following the huge retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The campaign offered an alternative to the shopping frenzy and encouraged people to do good stuff for local charities and good causes. Working with local groups Lewisham Local organised giving opportunities...

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Welcome to Lewisham Local

‘Ask not what Lewisham can do for you, ask what you can do for Lewisham’ (Unknown) First of all, Thank You for visiting our site and we hope it inspires you to think more about what you can do to make Lewisham a better place. If you already do...

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