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Thank you for all the Christmas gift donations

Our appeal to support Featherstone Leigh’s Christmas gifts collection for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has been very successful this year. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. “We had a great input form the local community this year, thank you and my huge appreciation for everyone that donated” – writes Tom Russell-Allen, Associate…

Make Christmas Magical for a Very Poorly Child

Give a gift to a child at Shooting Star Chase hospice and help add some magic to their Christmas! Christmas is a magical time for most of us and our biggest concern is what to buy or when to get our turkey. In contrast, the children and families being helped by Shooting Star Chase are…

Heather has returned to Sheen Common

A group of volunteers have received a grant to improve environmental habitats on East Sheen Common. The Conservation Volunteers have received funding from Richmond Parish Lands charity to improve the pond on the common, replace the small bridge, make improvements to the hazel coppice area and create a new amphibian friendly environment. This follows the…

Local beauty studio fundraises for men’s mental health for Movember

Donate to support men’s mental health in conjunction with the Movember Charity and enter the draw to win an exclusive Marta Beauty London one hour massage or facial. In the UK one in eight men will experience mental health problems whilst the male suicide rate is a staggering  75%. The big question we are asking…

Donate Your Winter Coat To Help Vulnerable Londoners

If you donate your warm coat to the Calling London Winter Coat Campaign, they will make sure it gets to someone who really needs it this winter. How easy can it be? The volunteers at Calling London collect clean, unwanted winter coats that are still in good condition, then sort them into sizes, and then redistribute them to charities across London. They, in turn, hand…

Lisa’s Great Wall of China Trek for Alzheimer’s Society

The lovely Lisa from the Hare and Hounds is embarking on an epic trek in China this October. She is going to walk 70 kilometres over 6 days on remote parts of the Great Wall of China in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Her inspiration is her adorable Nana, Jean Vivian who has sadly developed Alzheimer’s…

Local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care for receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! Barnes-based FiSH Neighbourhood Care has won the award known as “the MBE for volunteer groups” the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Their name is an acronym: it stands for Friendship, Independence, Help and Support. FiSH exists to combat loneliness…

Glass Door Opens Night Shelters in Local Churches

Amazing London charity Glass Door has arrived in Richmond. The charity has forged new partnerships with churches in Richmond upon Thames opening a new circuit of night shelters on Monday 15th January. The new shelters, will allow 20 individuals to find a safe space to sleep every night until the Glass Door winter season finishes on…

On your own at Christmas? Join others for Christmas Day Lunch & Tea

If you’re on your own at Christmas, why not come and eat, drink and be merry at the traditional Christmas meal and celebration at St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake High Street? A band of volunteers will be working hard to make sure that you enjoy your Christmas Day meal and good company. Celebrations take place…

Dave Parletti

Wishing a speedy recovery for our postman Dave Parletti

Local postman Dave Parletti is a familiar figure to many in Sheen, he has a smile for everyone and he’s a much loved member of the local community. He’s also a BDO darts player and has played for England at international level. We got news from his wife Kirsty that David was recently taken ill…