Thank you so much to everyone that has kindly responded so far with suggestions or offers of help. It’s wonderful to know that there are so many thoughtful people nearby.
Lewisham Council are going to be filling the gap this half term which is wonderful but as things are most likely only going to get harder for people this winter, I’m going to keep a list here of local venues/places to donate to. Please feel free to keep adding to the thread and I’ll make sure the list is updated.
Also in the run up to Christmas, if anyone has any suggestions of ideas of things we could all do together to raise money for/help those going without it, would be great to hear. I’m new to the area so there may well be initiatives already set up for present donations etc.
LOCAL VENUES/PEOPLE HELPING OVER HALF TERM:
The Poodle Club, Sydenham
Donate here to help them: https://www.gofundme.com/f/poodle-lunch-club-free-half-term-lunches
Local, Jess Richardson-Smith is going to be making packed lunches/hot meals for children this week. If you want to contact her to donate food or contribute towards it, her email is linked.
LOCAL CAUSES TO DONATE TO:
Packed Lunch Appeal
LOCAL FOOD BANK/HALF TERM VOLUNTEERING
The Lewisham Mayoresses
FOOD BANK DROP OFFS
SE23 Specific Drop Off Points
Lewisham Borough Drop Off points