I was invited along to this Lewisham Carers 25th Anniversary Tea Party hosted by Heidi Alexander MP – and have now been asked to help with their fundraising efforts to support more carers in Lewisham.
From Lewisham Newshopper:
Lewisham Carers 25th Anniversary launch event
CARERS who provide a “life-line” in Lewisham were celebrated with an afternoon tea hosted by MP Heidi Alexander.
The tea party marked the 25th anniversary of charity Carers Lewisham which supports those caring for friends and relatives with mental and physical illnesses.
There are around 22,000 carers in Lewisham and the charity is fundraising to support them with its anniversary project Challenge 25.
Chief executive of Carers Lewisham Diana Jones Chief Executive of Carers Lewisham said: “We are really grateful to Heidi for organising this event and for her support of carers and Carers Lewisham since becoming one of our local MPs.”
James-J Walsh caught red handed supporting the 10,000 hands campaign
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to catch up with the 10,000 campaigns – an innovative campaign led by young people to make Lewisham a safer place for all its residents. Camilla, 19 (pictured center left) has been working on projects making Lewisham a better place for teenagers since Year 7 and is a truly inspirational young woman. The project now hopes to collect enough hand prints to wrap City Hall in.
More about the group can be found by visiting their website here
Major charities have come together to criticise the inaction and damaging domestic policies of David Cameron and Nick Cleggs Tory-Liberal coalition government.
Over the last year 300,000 more families have fallen into extreme hardship, with their net family income at less than £250 per week or less
Anne Marie Carrie Chief Exec of Barnardo’s said the government was not doing enough to help families ‘at the tipping point between hardship and crisis’, she continued ‘families already budgeting on a shoe string, squeezed by the rising price if essentials and high childcare bills. Tis year many households will be pushed into financial chaos when the cap on benefit increases takes effect, compromising the health and life chances of children.’