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Ride to Paris

Xavier, son of volunteer Viviane Wild, is undertaking a big cycle ride with some school friends, all in aid of SDCAS. Crystal Palace to Paris in 4 days. Xavier, we salute you! Please support him here:

Our Cafe is 5/5

We all know how good the food is at our centres. Now the excellence of the cafe has been officially recognised: during a recent inspection it scored the highest possible points in all categories, and so can now boast of a 5/5 Food Hygiene Rating. Congratulations and thanks to Genet and everyone on the cafe team.

GALA Fundraising Total

Daniel, our contact at the GALA festival, has done the sums and says that together we raised £11,200 at the festival. Most of that was by our amazing team of fundraisers asking for contributions from people attending. There was also a raffle, and artists and their guests donated a further £3,500. We are delighted, and extremely grateful to Daniel, our

Monthly Bookstall – See You There!

Our bookstall has raised thousands over the 7 years since it was set up by volunteer Ruth. It has an excellent selection of books, and is a good chance to meet people for a chat, but the really good news is that it also sells coffee and delicious cakes. It takes place in the Copleston Centre every other month, and

GALA festival

Our heroic fundraisers at GALA festival, working over the three days of the Bank Holiday at the end of May, raised nearly £8000 from party-goers. And there are more donations to come from artist contributions. Watch this space for a final tally…

Volunteering at GALA

What made the day special was the fantastic support for our work, and the clear opposition to the government’s immigration policy. As probably the oldest person at the festival,  I left massively reassured that the future will be in better hands. ‘

"The only time I feel sometimes relief is if I come here"