On September 18th 2017 the chill-out room for young people with cancer was opened in St George's Hospital by Dr Rosanna Allin-Khan MP Read more here.
Last year Furzedown's Enchanted Christmas Market at Graveney Lower School was a wonderful event - we raised over £1,200! Read about it HERE We also had a wonderful time at our Quiz Night in October and raised £2000. The Big Day out in June and our Garden Gig featured the amazing Damian Wilson, see video below of his recent European tour! The FACE/FCN comedy night in July featured the fantastic Arthur Smith Read more HERE
We now have a card reader - this is available for any local groups or charities to borrow - please get in touch!
Events like our Quiz Night, the FCN Big Day Out and Christmas sales, plant sales, Garden Gigs & Kid's parties at The Rose & Crown have all helped make this success possible. And because Heyland & Whittle (who used to live in Furzedown) donate their wonderful products it means 100% of what we sell goes to local charities.
We are always looking for new sponsors, raffle prizes and people to help join the fun!
For donating their wonderful handmade gifts for us to sell and use as prizes
Who have made us their local charity partner
Who has made us their Charity Partner.
For sponsoring events like Arthur Smith Comedy Night and great prizes
It's wonderful to get support like this from friends and local businesses! Can you help provide us with more prizes for future raffles and special events?
Help kids to read - local Volunteers needed for Bookmark
Bookmark Reading group has asked us to promote their work - they need to recruit local people willing to volunteer their time to help children to read.
This year, 8 pupils in each class left primary school unable to read to the expected standard. Bookmark volunteers are changing this by giving one hour a week to visit one of our partner schools, to help an early reader, age 5 – 8, who needs extra support.
We want to work with local people who are passionate about reading and giving all children a fair start in life. We are working with 12 schools across Wandsworth, including a school in Furzedown and will provide training and cover the costs of DBS checks.
To find out more and to apply to become a volunteer please visit www.bookmarkreading.org
We've fundraised for St George's Hospital to create a much needed area for YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CANCER; local fundraising initiatives have helped us reach the target!
Comedy Nights with Furzedown FCN; Furzedown Garden Gigs; Plant sales; Graveney School fundraising concert ; A special donation made in memory, Raffles; Quiz Nights ; A Ball; FCN Furzedown 100 Club: Read HERE
Who we're helping...
We recently built a set of five big planters to enhance the bare playground of a local child care facility
Stuart, who makes the lovely Furzedown Window boxes which are for sale at The Big Day Out, has designed and hand-made these fantastic wooden planters, in which the toddlers and their families are enjoying growing flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables - a fun and delicious way to learn about healthy eating and where food comes from!
Our neighbour Gareth died from MND so we're raising money for the local South London Motor Neurone Disease Association that helped him and his family.
We are helping The Furzedown Youth Club and supporting their new after-school drop-in initiative. Also paid for a First aid course, indoor activities and bought a vacuum cleaner.
Thanks to Furzedown, St George's Hospital are providing a special chill-out area for young people undergoing cancer treatment
We have helped the local Multiple Sclerosis group set up a special chair-based weekly yoga class in Wandsworth
We have provided planters for a local nursery playground
As well as sponsoring their minibus, we have provided The Furzedown Project with a life-saving defibrillator and media resources to enhance their fitness programmes and community talks plus ongoing support for their website.
We have paid to train four specialist swimming volunteers for handicapped children in Wandsworth
We supported a half-term cookery course at The Graveney Canteen
We also make regular donations to Furzedown Foodbank for items not donated
and to Teens Unite.