Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Bazaar at Goldsmiths Community Centre

Come and enjoy some festive celebrations at Goldsmiths Community Centre. If you are able to offer help in the form of donations for raffle and tombola prizes or volunteer help with stalls and serving tea or helping setup on the day please contact the centre on 020 8698 3741

Merry Christmas!!

Whitefoot Assembly 21 November 2013

Local assemblies are open meetings where you and others who live, work and study in your ward decide how to improve your area. Could you make a difference, by getting involved?


The next meeting is on Thursday 21 November from 7-9pm at St John's Church Hall, see details below.


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project

Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project is a voluntary community based project to support people or families who are experiencing hardship and issues relating to poverty. There is a growing need for the provision due to the welfare reform act, increase in food and fuel prices. The project is available to local residents and can provide a level of food provision, housing support, health advice, employment advice, debt advice, family support, early years support and access to a Local Councillor.

The founders are six local churches from three different denominations, a social enterprise, public health and Local Councillor. They are the Catford (Southend) and Downham Parish. Brook Lane Community Church. Whitefoot Lane Christian Church, Pastor David Brown from LWCC, Eco Communities and Janet Daby the Local Councillor for Whitefoot Ward. The main partners are Public Health, Phoenix Community Housing, Parent Support Group (PSG), Downderry Nursery Services, Local Health Centre and Eco Communities. The partnership continues to grow and develop.

The project takes place every Thursday from 7pm - 8.30pm at  Whitefoot Lane Christian Centre. There are approximately 50 volunteers who enjoy serving and offering their support to the community.

How you can help
We need ongoing support with donations of food. If you feel you can help in some way feel free to contact the chair of the project Local Councillor Janet Daby at

Friday, 15 November 2013

Keep the Lights burning at Goldsmiths Community Centre

Our lovely old community centre (75 years young next year!) in Downham needs your help and support. The community centre was the largest in London when it was constructed, with funds from the Goldsmiths Company, in 1939. It has seen many parties, events and activities, and generations of families have used it in its long history. To learn more about its history visit the community centre website.


The community centre needs some serious tender loving care, and we have embarked on a programme of upgrading the electrical infrastructure and improvements. This work has already started thanks to a generous donation of over £18,000 from the Goldsmiths Company Charity, but we still have a long way to go and are fundraising towards the target of over £100,000.


We are holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 30 November at 12 noon and would love you to come and join us to help us raise money and have a good time. If you can help on the day or donate goods to aid our fundraising efforts even better!

Please come and support us!