RNIB Petition

  In memory of Cleveland, who was keen supporter of Sydenham Garden for many years, we want to share with our friends and supporters an important campaign the RNIB have recently set up. They are calling upon the UK Government and Network Rail to make railway stations safe for all blind and partially sighted people…

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Give Us Shelter – A Big Thank You

  At the end of 2019 we launched an appeal for donations to enable us to build a shelter at the main entrance gate at the Resource Centre. We’re pleased to announce the campaign was a great success and the shelter was built at the end 2020, by our fantastic carpenter Simon. The Covid-19 pandemic…

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In Loving Memory of Micky, Sydenham Garden’s Therapy Dog

Sadly our beloved therapy dog Micky was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was recently put to sleep before he could be in any pain or distress. He began his journey to Sydenham Garden as a scared rescue dog who had to learn to be a pet. Once he gained confidence from being in a…

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Invitation to our AGM 7th November 2020

This year our AGM will be held remotely in line with current government guidance and Covid restrictions.  If you would like to attend online or by phone you will be most welcome. If you are a member and unable to attend online or by phone you can also vote on resolutions by proxy.  Instructions on…

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Three Hearty Cheers for our great Volunteers!

We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We are thrilled with this honour and what it represents for our amazing team of volunteers.  90 volunteers help with us with our work here, many of whom have moved through the project…

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Blossom

  Thanks to Lauren, our amazing Garden Project volunteer, for sending in her images and thoughts on blossom and Spring.  We look forward to gardening with you again soon, Lauren. Spring has me dumbfounded. Its colour, its scent, its longer light; its life.  A change that’s so merrily welcome has been completely surrounded by changes that…

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Social Prescribing Day 2020

            We are celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay at Sydenham Garden. Social prescribing is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing which supports referrals from health professionals to non-clinical services. Sydenham Garden has used a Social Prescribing approach since we first lay down our roots in 2002, as our founder Jim Sikorski, a…

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A new Director for Sydenham Garden

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Coralie Hopwood as our new Director from November 18th 2019. Julia Brandreth, Chair, said; “After a comprehensive recruitment process involving co-workers, volunteers, staff and trustees, Coralie was considered by all to be the outstanding candidate. We believe she will be instrumental in continuing to deliver our…

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Carer Focus, Sow & Grow

Susan, Sow & Grow co-worker carer: We heard from social services about the Sow & Grow, and wanted to get mum socialising with her age group. It’s helped her confidence to build relationships with other people, participating in group activities being more mobile, happier mood and feeling useful. She has definitely become more creative. She…

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