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Tennis charity’s cash boost for Wimbledon Guild

WIMBLEDON FOUNDATION TO MATCH DONATIONS AT WIMBLEDON GUILD VILLAGE FAIR Wimbledon Guild Village Fair’s fundraising drive will be boosted this year through a partnership with the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). The Wimbledon Foundation has pledged to match fund cash raised through bucket collections at the fair, which […]

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Jimmy Asher Foundation at the Storm Peace Concert 2017

It was great catching up with our friends from the Jimmy Asher Foundation during the 2017 Storm Peace Concert at Wandsworth Town Hall. Joseph and Tafari say a few words about the work of the foundation and if you'd like to see one of their events we filmed previously, please head over to: http://southwestlondon.tv/celebrating-with-the-jimmy-asher-foundation/ The Jimmy Asher Foundation (JAF) is an organisation founded in honour of the late Denzil “Jimmy Asher” Maye, a staunch advocate for youth and community cohesion. The mission of JAF reflects the personal values and lifelong aspirations of Jimmy Asher, namely to offer a “helping hand for young people”. They offer support to youth from diverse backgrounds who wish to make positive life choices and develop into responsible young adults, further impacting on the wider community. http://www.jimmyasherfoundation.org @JAF_GLOBAL

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Wimbledon Foundation 2017

South West London TV and Lady Wimbledon were invited to Centre Court ahead of this year's tennis championships to find out more about the amazing projects supported and funded by the Wimbledon Foundation. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/foundation @WimbledonFDN Original sound track composed for SWL.TV by local London talent Joel Mitchell: Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/mb24ss Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mb24s_beats/ Website: http://officialjayymulaba.wixsite.com/mulabandzz

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Poplar Scooter Park

A school in Merton has created what is believed to be the UK’s first ever scooter park for young children which will be enjoyed both by pupils and the local community. The new scooter park at Poplar Primary School has more than 200 metres of pathways where children can let off steam, keep fit and learn to scoot safely. Now the school has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £20,000 for the next phase which includes installing a timber shelter, street furniture, road markings, signage and even a race track. The campaign has already won celebrity backing from triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers who have pledged £1,000. On Thursday 30 March the school’s 640 pupils took part in their own duathlon – scooting and running – to raise cash. The scooter park has so far cost £60,000, with the school raising £30,000 and the SUEZ Communities Trust, which supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, donating a further £30,000. The park will be used by the school between 10am and 3pm but will be open to the community at other times including weekends and during school holidays. www.spacehive.com/poplar-scoot

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Southfields Speed Gun campaign

Alastair Greener reports on a proactive campaign in Southfields to increase road safety and adherence to the relatively new 20 mph speed restrictions becoming more common throughout Wandsworth. Please support their crowdfunding campaign by making even a small donation via: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Southfields-speed-gun Special thanks to the officers of the Southfields' Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Wandsworth Traffic Team.

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Introducing the Wimbledon Foundation

Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club is one of South West London's best known sporting venues... but did you know their charitable arm, the Wimbledon Foundation, donates £300,000 to local charities in Merton and Wandsworth every year? This short report gives a flavour of their work and links to four of the many charities they support. www.wimbledon.com/foundation @wimbledonfdn

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Shhhhh! Wimbledon Wishes is coming to Centre Court…

We all know someone truly deserving of a Christmas wish come true and at Centre Court, you will be invited to nominate someone you know who is deserving of an amazing Wimbledon Wish this Christmas. It’s astonishingly simple. If you want to nominate someone, just go to the Upper Mall in Centre Court and make your Wimbledon Wish in a dedicated booth from November 29 until Saturday December 7. Wishes can be wide ranging and creative. And whether it’s for a Christmas feast courtesy of Marks & Spencer Simply Food, a stylish festive makeover courtesy of Toni & Guy or the biggest, cuddliest teddy bear imaginable from the Build-A-Bear Workshop – the Centre Court Christmas helpers will be working hard to make as many of those wishes come true as possible from December 8 until December 25. A host of partners are preparing to help to make these wishes come true and any business in the area can get involved as we aim to make this great community initiative reach as many people as possible. So far Centre Court Shopping Centre, Time & Leisure Magazine, AFC Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre & Love Wimbledon will be helping to light up the holiday season by lending their support to help make local Wimbledon residents’ Christmas wishes come true. ‘We could not be more excited about our unique Christmas venture at Centre Court,’ says Suzy Wood, centre director. ‘We wanted a feel-good campaign that would involve the entire Wimbledon community and embrace the spirit of Christmas. Right now, the shopping centre feels like Santa’s workshop, with everyone preparing to make this year a truly memorable one. ‘Come visit us and make a Wimbledon Wish for someone you love, or someone you know truly deserves to be spoiled this Christmas. And dream big - Centre Court and our partners will do all we can make your Christmas Wimbledon Wish come true.’ Mike Reed of Time & Leisure said ‘Any business can potentially get involved by promoting the campaign and offering to help make a wish come true. I have no doubt we’ll hear some great stories through the booth at Centre Court Shopping Centre. It’s a great initiative and we are really proud to be supporting it’ Any business who would like to help simply need to email Emily Palmer Emily.Palmer@centrecourtshopping.co.uk , promote the campaign as much as possible and wait for the wishes to come in. Watch out for videos of the Centre Court team making wishes come true across their website, FB page, Twitter page and partners channels - and join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #wimbledonwishes.

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Art and Cocktails at Cannizaro House

Pia Jackson invites you to join her for an evening of culture and cocktails at the Cannizaro House Hotel. The hotel now hosts a quarterly exhibition of local art in a stunning location with delicious people and memorable cocktails... or is it the other way round? http://www.cannizarohouse.com/new-art-at-cannizaro/ @cannizarohouse http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylortorrphotography/

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