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Category Archives: Charities & Community

Local trainee journalist Georgie Lee is speaking to residents, organisations and businesses in Tooting to see how they're adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first of this series, she talks to mosque leaders and local charities to find out how they are coping during Ramadan. The holy month...
The BATCA (Balham And Tooting Community Association) Community Awards have been announced, with eleven individuals and teams recognised for their service to the community. Though the celebration evening planned for tonight, Thursday 19th March, could not go ahead, BATCA would proudly...
Rachel Healy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Share Community is celebrating spring as daffodils burst into bloom! Once more commonly known as Narcissus, the humble daffodil is a much-loved flower that traditionally heralds the start of spring as it starts bursting through the ground....
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting celebrates Jeannie Walls, who helped launch First Touch in 1998... First Touch charity, which was originally called The Friends of the Neonatal Unit at St George's, started in 1998. The charity has grown and continues to evolve and change to respond ...
Work and Play Scrapstore (WaPS) – the Tooting-based re-use charity which promotes artful re-use of of donated surplus/waste materials – is rebuilding the second of the two Towers of Summerstown, brick by brick, with the help of its members. The fun begins on Tuesday January 28th, 2pm-5pm,...
Reading charity Bookmark is aiming to improve the levels of child literacy in Wandsworth. Their volunteers have been visiting their nearest primary school, twice a week for six weeks, to help children aged 5 to 8 develop their reading skills and confidence. Local councillor Jo Rigby started...
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting celebrates the New Year with info on how they fund specialist training for their neonatal nursing team. Today we are back in sunny Tooting after time away over the festive season. And in the spirit of 'New Year/New Us' we thought we would update ...
Rachel Healy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Share Community (who run the Share Community Garden and Nurseries in Tooting) on the New Year and a new opportunity! If you love gardening and being outdoors and want to help support adults with learning disabilities to live more...
Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting on how they help families and celebrate the festive season. We love December at First Touch! The decorations and Christmas trees are up at the neonatal unit, and every year we host a Christmas party for neonatal 'graduates' at St George's...
Rachel Healy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Share Community (who run the Share Community Garden and Nurseries in Tooting) is feeling festive as they’re now offering wreaths and table decorations! Share Nurseries, our social enterprise providing plants and garden creations,...
Iman Ogoo, Senior Project Coordinator at Jimmy Asher Foundation (JAF) in Tooting, tells us about their new youth mentoring service and outlines how local residents and businesses can get involved.   The Jimmy Asher Foundation is launching a brand new bespoke mentoring ...
Jane Burdett has long had a passion for improving the experience for patients and families in the General Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital. Jane founded Molly’s Smile Fund after losing her 19 year old daughter in 2015 after a short, gruelling battle with a rare blood...
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Awards for 2019 were presented to the following members of the community: local police officers PCSO Alistair Baker, PC Nick Brett, PC Ali Qureshi, PCSO Xuan Dang, SC David Williamson, SC Ryan Beasley, PC Darius Jancy and PSCO James Whiting; local community champions Mr...
Following Tuesday’s Hazelhurst Road V2 75th Commemoration, we wanted to share the moving speech by local historian Geoff Simmons, letters read by Lynda Cazeaux, and a poem by John Byrne.   Speech by Geoff Simmons, read at the commemoration The summer of 1944, 75 years ago...
Tooting resident Josie Gaunt of local charity Evolve Housing & Support tells us how Tooting residents can help the homeless over the Christmas period. I have been part of the Evolve Housing & Support team for four months now and I know that this Christmas I will feel especially...
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