Local Heroes: Businesses helping keep older neighbours in south London connected

In this blog, we are championing three of our locaI heroes, finding out how they have supported us, and what inspired their generosity during this difficult time.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we have blown away by the support that our community has shown us. I have been touched, in particular, by the support that local businesses have shown us, during a time that holds lots of uncertainty for them too. They have used these strange and worrying times to bring happiness to their community, and raise vital funds for South London Cares.

If you are inspired by these stories, and your business would like to become a South London Cares local hero, please get in touch with [email protected] to find out how you can support us. ❤️

Humble-bee Flowers

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With weddings and events cancelled during lockdown, local florist, Humble-bee Flowers, supported South London Cares by donating £5 from each contactless flower delivery. Bethany told us why she was inspired to support us:

Who are you? My name is Bethany Humphreys, I run a wedding and events floral studio in Clapham called Humble-bee Flowers.

What inspired you to donate? The charity instantly touched me. It made me think of my late grandmother who I absolutely adored. She lived alone and loved people, so I thought of how difficult and terrifying this would be for an elderly person in the same isolated situation

Check Bethany's beautiful flowers here:

https://www.humblebeeflowers.co.uk/ 

https://www.instagram.com/humblebee.flowers

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Brixton Life Drawing

Anya Bex

Brixton Life Drawing are hosting virtual art classes, and donating 50% of their profits to a local charity. We spoke to founders Anya and Bex to find out a little more about them…

Who are you? We are Anya and Bex, the founders of Brixton Life Drawing. We both work together as homeware designers and set Brixton Life Drawing up in December 2019 in the hope of making art and creativity more accessible to all in our local community. 

What inspired you to donate? When it came to selecting a charity, you guys were an easy choice. Seeing the amazing work you guys were doing really inspired us- and we wanted to help...Knowing that we could put on events to help our older neighbours here in Brixton is something that we are thrilled to be able to do.

Check out their upcoming Zoom classes here:

www.instagram.com/BrixtonLifeDrawing or email them [email protected]

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LAW Magazine

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When lockdown began, LAW Magazine challenged their audience to create posters with messages of hope and unity. Now they are selling the winning entries online, with proceeds going to The Cares Family and CALM. Magazine founder, John, explained what inspired him to donate:

Who are you? My names John Holt, I’m the Editor of LAW. LAW Stands for Lives And Works, we’re a London based magazine that documents the beautiful undercurrent of Britain.We’re less interested in celebrity culture and more interested in everyday heroes.  

What inspired you to donate? When researching charities we could help support, The Cares Family immediately stood out...we had heard about your work in the community and as a charity on the ground with an active network, we felt like it was somewhere we could make a real difference.

LAW Magazine's beautiful posters are still available to buy: http://www.law-mag.com/shop/

Hato Press & Daniel Morrow supported the printing to ensure all proceeds go to charity. Check out @law_magazine and www.law-mag.com for further details.

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Jodie Goffe

Posted by Jodie Goffe on Wednesday 13th May 2020

Jodie is the newest member of our Development team, who work to secure the all important funds that help South London Cares to deliver their programmes. You will find her cheering at marathons and bike rides, calling out raffle ticket prizes, and enthusiastically thanking all our wonderful donors. 

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