Croydon Drop In celebrates forty years of serving Croydon

Posted on July 9th, by Rekha Shane in Politics & Society. No Comments

A local charity working to support young people is going from strength to strength

Ask any parent what their concerns are for their offspring, and they will likely reel off a list as long as your arm. But not all young people have access to a supportive family member. Sometimes, even when parents are present, they just don’t understand. Sometimes they themselves are the source of the … Read More »

Ending the year on a brighter note: the Lighthouse Educational Society Christmas dinner

Posted on December 21st, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Goodwill to all is celebrated at this annual dinner

There are a lot of good things about Croydon. Some were on display at a Christmas dinner at the Lighthouse Educational Society in Croydon, to which I was kindly invited by the society’s secretary, Parahat Akmuradov.

The Lighthouse Educational Society is a local charity that runs a tuition centre for children aged 5-15 years. It also aims … Read More »

Local businesses bring Christmas cheer to isolated with gift hampers 10 years running

Posted on December 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Commitment is celebrating a decade of partnership with Croydon Neighbourhood Care to produce Christmas hampers for the vulnerable, with 450 being distributed last week. Croydon Commitment works with local businesses to connect them with the charitable sector.


Release begins: Local companies have donated hundreds of items toward gift hampers for over 400 isolated elderly residents in Croydon.

450 hampers were made, containing chocolates, mince pies, Christmas … Read More »

Learn from MoveIn: how you can transform your ‘patch’ in Croydon

Posted on March 14th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Jonny Rose presents a lesson in local activism courtesy of Christian organisation MoveIn

Learning to MoveIn

I recently stumbled upon the work of Nigel Paul, the Canadian founder of MoveIn – a Christian organisation that seeks to enable “thousands of regular Christians prayerfully moving in among the unreached, urban poor globally”.

MoveIn’s work sees Christians eschewing the comforts of middle-class life and moving their families … Read More »

3Space Croydon: One year on

Posted on July 1st, by Lucinda Stewart in Economics & Business. No Comments

As the 3Space Hub in Southern House holds its first birthday party this week, their project manager Lucinda Stewart looks back on a year of providing free workspace to other charities, non-profit organisations and start-ups in Croydon

We were really excited about opening a work space in Croydon. We were even more excited when we found that Croydon had (and still has) a passionate and engaging … Read More »

Coulsdon ex-soldier tackles London marathon for military charity

Posted on April 27th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

An ex-Army Defence Analyst from Surrey is tackling the London Marathon to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Release begins: Ben Goodlad, aged 30, and from Coulsdon, chose to fundraise for the charity as a way of honouring the bravery of his grandfather who fought in the Second World War and his comrades he served with in Iraq.

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Thornton Road GP’s marathon world record attempt in traditional dress

Posted on April 7th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

By attempting to break the world record for running a marathon in a sari, local GP Suthan Ulakanathan is raising money for a wish-granting charity for seriously ill children and young people.

Release begins: Croydon GP Suthan Ulakanathan will be swapping his stethoscope for a sari next month when he attempts a record-breaking marathon run for charity.

Dr Ulakanathan, 31, of the Thornton Road Surgery in Croydon, … Read More »

Need a break? Fair trade tourism comes to Croydon

Posted on October 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

An all day conference is being held in Croydon for anyone considering a gap year abroad to volunteer on development projects. The conference is focused on fair trade tourism and will be held on Saturday 25th October at the Braithwaite Hall.

Release begins: A full day conference has been organised in Croydon to give interested volunteers information on overseas development projects and the practices behind them.

The event will … Read More »

Croydon carers singing for support

Posted on September 17th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. No Comments

Carers are finding their voices through singing groups in Croydon, says Catherine Pestano

Recently I attended a Royal College of Music Symposium on singing and health which has led me to reflect on how singing can help to support and uplift carers. I’m aware that an increasing number of us face caring responsibilities, both for young but also increasingly for elderly family members – or both at … Read More »

Croydonian in the spotlight: Adam Pearson

Posted on August 8th, by Joe Dillon-Hearne in Culture. No Comments

Adam Pearson – writer, actor, and Croydonian – discusses the success of the sci-fi horror film Under The Skin and his home town

Adam Pearson is certainly a recognisable face, though perhaps more for his regular TV work these days rather than the neurofibromyalgia which has given him prominent facial disfigurement. Taking time out from casting the new season of The Undateables, he reflected on the … Read More »