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Volunteer for a Tooting charity!

Volunteer for a Tooting charity!

There are dozens of charities and non-profit groups in Tooting, and if you have a spare hour or two then they’d love you to volunteer or donate (or both)! Here are five of the groups doing amazing work in the community. We’ll be highlighting more charities and community groups in the coming weeks.


The Community Fun Day, partly organised by BATCA

The Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) was established in February 2006 by a group of local people who wanted to find new ways to bring the community together in the wake of the London bombings in July 2005. BATCA is committed to creating a harmonious, thriving community where there is trust and friendship between people of all faiths, cultures, ages and backgrounds. Their Community Awards scheme and involvement in the annual summer Fun Day aim to bring all members of the community together and to celebrate Tooting’s wonderful diversity.
BATCA websiteTwitter

The Furzedown Project

A recent coffee morning at The Furzedown Project

The Furzedown Project is an activity centre for older people located in (you guessed it) Furzedown. They aim to prevent social isolation among older people and help to improve the health, well-being and independence through a lively programme of social, educational, recreational and health-promoting activities. Many of these activity sessions are supported by an assisted transport service to enable those with reduced mobility to attend. They also offer a home visiting service, providing friendship and conversation to people who are housebound.
The Furzedown Project website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

St George’s Hospital Charity

An intrepid team about to embark on the annual St George’s Charity abseil

St George’s Hospital is arguably the backbone of Tooting, providing vital health services to the community for many years. If you’ve never spent time there, then you almost definitely know someone who has. St George’s Hospital Charity works tirelessly to raise £1.5m a year to improve the patient experience across all areas of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. They are currently seeking help for a number of appeals, and welcome any donations or time that volunteers can give.
St George’s Charity websiteTwitter | Facebook | YouTube

Transition Town Tooting

The Tooting Foodival 2017

Transition Town Tooting (TTT) is a community-led initiative that seeks to raise local awareness of the effects of the impact of human activities on the environment. Through events such as the Tooting Foodival, Tooting Twirl and regular meetings and workshops, TTT wants to engage with all of Tooting (in a way that’s practical and fun) to plan and achieve a low energy future to create a more sustainable community.
Transition Town Tooting websiteTwitter | Facebook

Wandsworth Oasis

Wandsworth Oasis at the recent Sambrooks Beer Festival

Wandsworth Oasis was set up in the mid-80s as a response to the global AIDS epidemic. It was at a time when the general public genuinely believed AIDS could be contracted by shaking hands. The original idea was to provide an oasis of support to people living with (and dying of) AIDS, particularly when they had no one else to turn to. They started with just one charity shop in Battersea, but now have seven across Wandsworth, including three in Tooting. They raise money through the sale of donated goods and through a programme of community events to support projects for people living with HIV.
Wandsworth Oasis websiteTwitter | Facebook

We’ll be covering more Tooting charity groups and non-profits in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can find out more on our dedicated page here. Want to add your group? Email

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