Tag Archives: Charity

St Raphael’s Hospice chairman resigns over concerns about its future after nuns sell St Anthony’s Hospital

St Raphael’s Hospice chairman Dr Ron McKeran has resigned amid concerns about its future after the hospital it shares its site with was sold.

Group of nuns the Daughters of the Cross have run the London Road Hospital for over a century but, as the nuns age, they have decided sell it to Spire Healthcare.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11120291.Hospice_chairman_resigns_over_concerns_about_its_future/

St Anthony’s Hospital sold by nuns to private company

St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam is to be sold to a private company.

A group of nuns named The Daughters of the Cross of Liege have run the London Road Hospital for over a century but, as the nuns age, they have decided sell it to Spire Healthcare.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11115900.St_Anthony_s_Hospital_sold_by_nuns_to_private_company/

St Raphael’s Hospice future is ‘absolutely fabulous’ says new chief exec

St Raphael’s Hospice’s first CEO has said its future is safe despite widespread fears about its funding.

Serious concerns were raised and a campaign was launched by the Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow when the news was announced a year ago that St Raphael’s Hospice could be left with a £1m funding gap when the nuns who own it sell its sister hospital St Anthony’s.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11005203.St_Raphael_s_future_is__absolutely_fabulous__says_new_chief_exec/

Young mum fined for stealing children’s shoes from charity shop in Worcester Park

A mother who stole a £3 pair of shoes for her toddler has been fined £90.

The 21-year-old took the shoes from the FARA charity shop in Central Road, Worcester Park, on Friday, November 29.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/topstories/10850907.Young_mum_fined_for_stealing_children_s_shoes_from_charity_shop/

Big band play in Worcester Park for those affected by Philippines typhoon

A big band took over Worcester Park to raise money for those devastated by the typhoon in the Philippines.

Dave Marrion’s Big Band performed on Sunday afternoon, November 24, at the Royal British Legion, in Central Road, Worcester Park.

More (including photos and video): www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10835415.VIDEO__Big_band_play_in_Worcester_Park_for_those_affected_by_Philippines_typhoon/

Worcester Park charity shop targeted by thieves twice in one night

Police caught two women rummaging through donated clothes outside a charity shop.

Two women, aged 72 and 47, were spotted by police stealing a pink toy box, two lampshades, a black bag of toys and plastic box of various items from outside the British Heart Foundation shop in Central Road, Worcester Park, at about 3am on Monday, July 29.

Your Local Guardian: www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/10580136.Worcester_Park_charity_shop_targeted_by_thieves_twice_in_one_night/

Looking for funds for a community project?

LBS and SCVS have been contacted by Just Giving to offer groups and individuals some free support with fundraising (crowdfunding) for specific projects/items etc. in Sutton.
Do you live or work in Sutton? Are you a volunteer, a community leader, or a passionate individual seeking to make a change in your community?
If you need to build a network of support and fundraise enough money to get started, we would love to help.
This summer for the first time JustGiving community crowdfunding is working in partnership with the community of Sutton.
JustGiving has launched a new community crowdfunding website that helps ordinary people do extraordinary things. It’s a simple, effective way for someone to make a positive change at a local level – for individuals, groups or entire communities. If you’ve got a good idea, whether it’s bringing a community garden back into bloom, equipping an after-school computer club with new laptops or buying a wheelchair for a disabled neighbour, we’ll help you raise the money to make it happen.
If this sounds interesting, come along to our free event ‘An introduction to crowdfunding’ with Just Giving on Thursday 1 August from 4.30-5.30pm in Meeting Room 5 at the Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA to hear more.

Please sign up at www.eventbrite.com/event/7441083481/ or get in touch with me toni@suttoncvs.org.uk if you have any questions.

Toni Walsh
Development Team Manager

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow asks Foreign Office for help in fight for St Raphael Hospice’s future

The MP for Sutton and Cheam is taking the fight to secure the future of St Raphael’s Hospice all the way to the Pope.

Catholic charity, The Daughters of the Cross, are planning to sell St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam but residents are concerned for the neighbouring St Raphael’s Hospice which relies on a £1m invisible subsidy from the private hospital.

Your Local Guardian: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/10550532.MP_asks_Foreign_Office_for_help_in_fight_for_St_Raphael_Hospice_s_future/