Croydon Amnesty Group’s Swim for Refugees fundraiser – 21 July 2018

On Saturday 21st July at 11am, Croydon Amnesty Group aims to swim 1,152 lengths of the swimming pool at Trinity School, Croydon. This is the distance from Turkey to Lesbos, a journey thousands of families make each year to escape persecution and conflict. The sponsored swim will raise money to support Amnesty’s vital work to protect the human rights of refugees and other persecuted groups.

Can you, or any of your friends and family, swim? 
If yes (no matter how fast or far), please join them to swim a few lengths – and raise sponsor money for Amnesty. It will be a fun, inclusive event – all are welcome. Even just 10 lengths will help them reach their target and the more swimmers they have, the easier it will be!

To help plan the swim, please register all swimmers via Eventbrite

The group have hired the pool from 11am to 1pm, with a lifeguard. Swimmers will be able to use the changing rooms, showers etc and bring along supporters.

Sponsorship
There are two ways to raise sponsor money if you are taking part. You can print the sponsorship form for those who prefer to give in cash, or you can direct your sponsors to their online giving page.

All funds raised are for Amnesty’s work, and taxpayers can give with Gift Aid.

How else could you help?
If you are not a swimmer, please advertise this event to your friends and networks, and encourage people to take part and/or to sponsor the swimmers.

Download it here: Amnesty Croydon Swim poster – July 2018

Please also sponsor yourself, if you are not a swimmer!

The organisers say,

“It is a great cause – and an ambitious challenge for us, though of course it is nothing compared with the challenges faced by refugees literally swimming for their lives. I know they will be very much in our hearts and minds when 1,152 lengths seems like a long way for us to swim!”

If you have any questions, please email rachel.lindley@gmail.com.

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World Otter Day Ramble – May 30 – Wandle Park to Beddington Park and return

International Otter Survival Fund World Otter Day 2018

Wednesday, May 30   

 

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Wandle Park to Beddington Park café

World Otter Day* ramble

  • Set off from Wandle Park tram stop at 10.00 on Wednesday 30 May
  • Walk as a group down Waddon Road
  • Continue on paths past Waddon Ponds and into Beddington Park – approximately 3km.
  • The Pavillion Café is the destination, where there is also a children’s playground.
  • Sandwiches etc are available in the café or bring a picnic.
  • The return journey start time will be arranged on the day when everyone who wants to walk back together has had something to eat and drink (if they want to) or make your own way back at any time.

 

Come along, enjoy the company, get some exercise, support the protection of otters!

 

* There is no fee to join this walk but donations to the International Otter Survival Fund charity will be gratefully accepted. Children, dogs, everyone else welcome to join in.

FREE Skin Awareness Seminar #Croydon #Sutton #Merton #Bromley

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 07.50.21SKIN DEEP Behind the Mask, the UK charity that supports skin disease patients, their families & carers is holding a FREE Skin Awareness Seminar in Croydon.

Thursday 10 December 2015
                  6:30pm – 9:30pm                   
Braithwaite Halls
Croydon Clocktower
Katherine Street
Croydon
CR9 1ET

The event aims to raise awareness of issues regarding the emotional & physical suffering of skin disease patients who may feel socially excluded due to their condition.

The seminar will raise money to help fund activities and services for children and adults who need help.

The charity has invited local GPs, and health professionals in an attempt to increase understanding of these problems. Members of the public who live in the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Merton, and Sutton are also welcome to attend.

Tickets are limited and only available by booking on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sdbm-skin-awareness-seminar-tickets-19294416118

Alternatively, search for ‘Skin Awareness Seminar’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk

There will be a lecture by a dermatologist and a raffle.

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Website: www.skinawareness.org
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