Food Distribution

Throughout the COVID 19 lockdown we have been in the forefront liaising and coordinating the distribution of dry and hot food to tenants and residents. Accelerate the (SGTO) success through food distribution services to (TRA) and residents throughout the borough through our local knowledge and network of partners.  The worth of SGTO as a boroughwide …

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Arts & Craft Boxes

In July 2020, we managed to acquire some arts and craft boxes being distributed by the Metropolitan Police in Peckham. There were few to give away, but the TRA's that received them and shared with some on their children, were delighted. A small box, but packed full of content, from pictures, stickers, pencils, pens, felt …

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Mobile Phones/Tablets

We compiled a letter in July to send to various mobile phone providers to request for phone donations. Sending letters every week to try and get a response. From Hubbub, we have received a donation of refurbished mobile phones. We designed a poster to send to our membership to offer phones to those who are …

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Get connected at Xmas 2020

In December 2020, the SGTO partnered with the London borough of Southwark and United ST Saviour to run a “connected at Christmas Campaign”. They provided a total of £10,000 for the SGTO to allocate amongst our TRAs network which was very much appreciated. This was aimed at supporting the more vulnerable residents in our community …

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Winter Warmer Packs

Winter Warmer Packs – In March 2021, we received a donation of 100 packs (originally 50, until we requested more) from the energy provider Utilita. This consisted of Wooley Hat, Pair of Gloves and a Thermal Mug. We put this to our membership, where a number of TRA’s from the North and South of the …

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London Legal Walk 2021

SGTO raised money for winter care packages for our vulnerable and elderly residents, and also to renew the equipment we hire out to TRAs. Jack, Cris and her dog Robbie walked the 10km London Legal Walk to raise the funds on Monday 18th October. Well done to you and everyone else who took part. Donations …

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Winter Deaths Protest

On Friday 26th November, the government released figures for ‘excess winter deaths’ for the winter of 2020-2021. ‘Excess deaths’ sounds like a heartless term, but it is used to describe deaths that occur outside of the expected number (for example: if 100 deaths are expected but 150 occur, you have had 50 ‘excess’ deaths). Excess …

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Get Connected at Xmas 2021

Following the success in 2020, Southwark Council asked for us to repeat the Get Connected at Xmas grant to reach out to vulnerable people over the festive period. Southwark Council and United St Saviours provided £8000, which was distributed amongst TRA's. Once again, it was a great success and greatly received by all.

Energy Support Scheme 2022

Southwark Council approached several organisations to assist them in supporting those in need with a voucher referral scheme from January through to 31st March 2022. This was an amazing project to be involved in and gave us the opportunity to reach out to residents across the Borough. We had the highest rate of referrals from …

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Winter Pressure Fund 2022

We applied to Age UK for the Winter Pressure Fund grant and were awarded with £5000 to distribute to TRA's across the Borough. The sole purpose of monies awarded was to help the elderly on estates by hosting events to provide them with information and gifts to aid them in keeping warm during the cold …

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Fuel Poverty Protest

On Monday 7th February, I attended a demonstration outside Downing Street, to protest the 54% rise in the Energy Price Cap, which will plunge millions into fuel poverty. The focus of the protest was how this will impact pensioners. The protest was organised by the National Pensioners Convention, and was attended by a variety of …

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London Legal Walk 2022

On Tuesday 28th June, our Campaign and Research Officer, Jack Lewis, and Board Member Dario Jade Blake walked 10km across Central London, to raise money for winter care packages for vulnerable residents. They did this as part of the London Legal Walk, an annual event that helps organisations providing impartial, free legal advice to raise …

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