The SEE3 Portas Pilot team launch Forest Hill Fashion Week This Friday 15 February

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Last year the Government announced a bold plan to take forward a Mary Portas-inspired scheme to rejuvenate the high street. In all, over four hundred applications were received from towns hoping to become ‘Portas Pilots’ (I should know, as I assessed about 10 percent of the bids in the first stage) with a potential pot [...]

The RNLI Is The Charity That Saves Lives At Sea – And On The Thames…

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Earlier today I walked the gangplank for a visit to the Tower RNLI lifeboat station, one of four situated along the River Thames. First, a little background about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) itself – formed in 1824, the RNLI is ‘the charity that saves lives at sea’. Completely independent of Government and funded [...]

Fate, Hope & Charity Exhibition @ The Foundling Museum From 25 January

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The Foundling Museum on Coram’s Fields in Bloosmbury launches its latest exhibiton, Fate, Hope & Charity, on Friday 25 January. This new exhibition explores the plight of young single mothers who left their babies at the Foundling Hospital during the mid 1700s. The displays contain the small items that they left behind so that their [...]

Thinking Bob’s Children In Need Fundraiser On Friday 16 November – ‘At The Races’


My friends over at Thinking Bob, the new London social club that puts on debates, dinners, quizzes, treasure hunts and more are putting on a Race Night fundraiser for Children In Need this Friday, 16 November. Taking place at the Devereux pub just off the Strand, they will be screening eight horse races from 7pm. [...]

‘Wear Red Day’ For London’s Air Ambulance On 28 September

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On Friday 28 September, London’s Air Ambulance charity is asking all Londoners to take part in ‘Wear Red Day’ to show their support for this vital service. London’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, now based at the Royal London Hospital, has been operating since 1990 and is on call 24/7. The helicopter carries a Senior Trauma [...]

Big Issue’s Big London Night Walk – And Happy Birthday!


Did you know that today is the Big Issue’s 21st birthday? The newspaper was launched on 11 September 1991 by Gordon Roddick and John Bird, who wanted to help the hundreds of rough sleepers that you could find on the streets of London at the time, and give them an avenue to earn a legitimate [...]

London Charity Walks In September


Sponsored walks are always a popular fund-raising activity for London-based charities. I think participants enjoy them because they give you an opportunity to see parts of the city in a different light, particularly the night walks  - the Southbank at 3am is a completely different animal to the Southbank of sunny Sunday afternoons, for example. [...]