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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…

FREE Home-Start Volunteer Course Starting April ~ Do Something Amazing!

Are you a parent or grandparent? Would you like to do something amazing and help local families with children  under 5? Home-Start UK is the leading family support charity. They offer outreach services through volunteers giving regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children who may be under stress. This support can be…

Congratulations, Artisan – £11,000 Raised For Charity!

On Wednesday 7 September local business Artisan Coffee ran an inventive charity fundraiser, donating the cost of everything that was purchased that day to charity. The aim was to raise £10,000 for the small community in Uganda that inspired the company’s success. Across the East Sheen, Putney, Stamford Brook and Ealing outlets a grand total of £11,062 was raised…