Fundraise

What's made Sue so happy?

That huge smile on Sue, our directors, face isn’t because she loves ironing. No it’s because of the incredible response we’ve had this month from the local community and our supporters.

What's been happening this September?

This month volunteers helped us sort through a mountain of baby clothes. Some took them home to wash and iron (no small feat) as a bag of baby clothes is a bit like a tardis.

Volunteer to help make packs for parents in need

Could you help us sort and clean donated clothes for families and new parents who are struggling? 

Maybe you and a couple of friends could spare a few hours on Sunday 16th September to help us put together clothing packs? 

Over the years our wonderful Maureen, who recently retired after 25 years, lovingly put together the bundles. She put so much effort into making sure everything was beautifully presented for the young parents and disadvantaged families we worked with.

Make a nappy happy

Across South London there are nappies languishing in bottom drawers, under beds, at the bottom of bags and inside cupboards. Some of them will stay there for years. It’s a travesty - so we are having a nappy amnesty. 

Set your nappies free 

We have made it our mission to make sure no nappy is left behind this September - we want to give them a fresh start. That they all fulfil their promise of protecting clothes, sofas, carpets and cushioning bottoms. And that they do it for some of the most in-need local families we know.

We really want to be guardian angels to more young parents

Life is tough for young parents living in London. 

They face high rents, high childcare costs and low wages which can leave them isolated and living in poverty. 

We run a number of groups in the Lambeth area which help give young parents support and routine. We want to make sure we can help as many young people as possible and are looking for support from the local community. 

Family Space for hire

A homely family space to meet up

Jigsaw is a child-friendly, self-contained family space located in our head office in Streatham, south London. Jigsaw is our service of supported and unsupported contact. We also take bookings for space-only hire. 

Kitchen, Bathroom and lots of toys!

Jigsaw has a kitchen where you can prepare meals and eat together, toys and books for children of all ages and comfortable soft furnishngs.  There is also a bathroom and baby bath.  

Congratulations to our London Marathon runners

Many congratulations to our Lucky 13 team who all completed the London Marathon in some style and have raised thousands of pounds for our work with families and children. 

They said:

"I definitely won't be doing it again. But we all survived and it was a great experience."

"It was a tough day, had to really dig hard after 22 miles ... not wise to run a marathon after 50 miles event last week."

"Very proud."

"Unfortunately a rhino pipped me in the last 1km but still very happy I've finished."

Marathon runners from the hills

Jens and James, pictures, swung by to visit us in the week before the marathon. 

Having trained since October up and down the hills of Bristol, they're both thrilled that the London Marathon route is much flatter. 

It's a first marathon for both of them and they're looking forward to Sunday 23rd with an equal mix of excitement and trepidation. The aim is 'just' to finish, although, as Jens tells it, "if I'm passed by a giant rhino, I'm probably running a bit too slowly."