The Winter Newsletter, brrrrrrrr!

winter newsletter 2016 It is always a pleasure to present our newsletter. This month is no exception. It’s full of encouraging stories and glimpses into our work, and we really hope you enjoy reading it. To download your copy of the Winter Newsletter click here: winter newsletter 2016 Subscribers to our friends scheme receive a…

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Christmas Fair time, ’tis the season!

It’s time for our Christmas Fair! December 3rd, 11.00-15.00, 28a Wynell Road. Entrance is £1, or 50p for concessions. One of the most anticipated events of the Sydenham Garden calendar is here. Co-workers (beneficiaries) and volunteers have been working hard to create a sumptuous array of gifts and prizes, which will include cakes, hot food,…

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Tesco Bags of Help – We’re shortlisted!

Sydenham Garden has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative! Vote in Tesco stores 31st October – 13th November to help us win the top prize. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see…

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Volunteering at SG- We need you!

Volunteering is good for you! A fact evidenced by the many studies that led to it being included in the NHS choices Livewell programme. Another fact is that it’s good for Sydenham Garden. According to our 2015/16 Annual Evaluation volunteering is worth a minimum of £168,777 to the organisation. Even on its own this is…

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Beautiful creations from Art & Craft

Beautiful creations Co-workers (beneficiaries) in our Art & Craft project have produced some gorgeous work over the past year People are referred to the Art & Craft project to help in their recovery from significant illness. During the 12 months in the group co-workers get the opportunity to learn many different crafts.. In the past…

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Urban Harvest Feast – A “Feastival”!

On Saturday 17th September Sydenham Garden joins with organisations across London in celebrating the Urban Harvest Feast. We are looking forward to a right old “Feastival”! De Frene has come far in these past 2 years, from a derelict waste land to a flourishing market garden. Local people have made all this possible through hard…

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Summer Festival fun, in the wind, rain and sun!

The dust has settled on shin-dig that will live long in our memory. Having historically run fete type events, this was our first step into the world of entertainment. Yes: this was Festival fun

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Mindfulness Class – Starts September

MINDFULNESS CLASS WHAT IS MINDFULNESS TRAINING AND, WHAT CAN THE CLASSES DO FOR ME? Mindfulness involves learning to pay attention and to wisely work with our thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions. The practice is learned through simple meditation exercises, through which you eventually come to bring a richer awareness and presence into your daily life….

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Health and Gardens, an increasing profile

Gardening Your Way to Health by Mary-Claire Mason is in this weeks Nursing Standard journal. It features Sydenham Garden and the link between health and gardens. Sydenham Green Group Practice started Sydenham Garden and patients continue to be referred to our projects. Gardening Your Way to Health references this partnership and our work in response…

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Sydenham Garden named as one of the best in Britain

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,600 across the UK. Sydenham Garden in Lewisham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The green space is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today…

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