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Backpack Project

Monday, 1 September 2014 14:28 By Cheryl Edwards

Backpack Project

The Backpack Project appeals to schools, clubs, businesses, churches and individuals to fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary’s Meals. Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. And so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.

Wanted Items

Backpack/School Bag, Exercise Book/Notepad, Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Eraser, Ruler, Sharpener, Pencil Case, Towel, Shorts/Skirt & T-Shirt or dress, Small Ball (eg tennis ball), Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Spoon.

You can donate any of these items on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 10 - 4pm.

Please find more info at marysmeals.org.uk/what-you-can-do/backpack-project/

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Congratulations Daphne

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:08 By Cheryl Edwards

Chair Daphne Marchant receives BEM

Our Chairperson, Mrs Daphne Marchant proudly receives a British Empire Medal for services to local government and the voluntary sector in South London.  The presentaton was made by Sir David Brewer, London Lieutenant of Greater London during an honours ceremony held at the Tower of London. 


Mrs Marchant holds a number of posts within the community and is currently the Director of Myrrh Education and Training. 




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The Woodlawns Centre welcomes...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:10 By Cheryl Edwards

The Advance 360 Challenge - The road to a brighter future

Feeling unhappy and frustrated that your life is going nowhere? Maybe even dream of starting your own business? The Advance 3600 Challenge aims to put you on the path to building a brighter future.

Through experiential workshops, activities and challenges you will develop all the economic and personal skills and knowledge you need to thrive.

If you seriously want to take control of your life and future cross the bridge to success with Advance 3600!

For more information contact Advance 3600 on 0208 677 7182 or email info@advance360.co.uk. 16 Leigham Court Road, London, SW16 2PJ.

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