Bede & London Marathon 2018 Places

Following on from the success of the 2017 London Marathon, Bede would like to invite you to raise donations for us in the 2018 race taking place on Sunday 22 April.

  • We have 2 places, and are looking for people who could take on the challenge of raising at least £2500 each for Bede.

If you want to set a smaller target, there is the Marathon Public ballot which runs from Monday 1 May to Friday 5 May only:

Thank you.


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Amandla! comes to Bede 12th May

Freewheelers Theatre & Media Company presents AMANDLA!, the story of Nelson Mandela: 1pm, Friday 12 May 2017, Bede Centre, Aspinden Road, London SE16 2BS.  Free but contributions are welcome!

Amandla poster front Amandla Poster reverse

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Bede get more from the Co-op Local Community Fund!

Carole Brady, Manager of Bede Learning Disabilities project along with service users Tayo Amodemaja and Ciaran Bailey, visited local Co-op Food branches yesterday as part of a presentation to charities being supported by The Co-op Local Community Fund. A BIG THANK YOU to members and staff and customers in local participating branches. Bede benefits by getting £4023 from the fund. This is in addition to the nearly £3k received in the last round.

Co-op CF1- Apr 2017 Here is a picture of Yasmin, Manager of Co-op Food Southwark Bridge Road, along with Ciaran, Tayo and Carole.

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Maria & Gina run the Vitality 10k 2017 for Bede

Maria Tkatchuk & Gina Gaffney from performance marketing company Merkle | Periscopix, are running the Vitality London 10,000 for Bede House Association on Monday 29th May.

Maria and Gina write: “Merkle | Periscopix, the company we work for, has a strong long-lasting relationship in supporting local community with Bede. Therefore, when we heard that we could do what we both love (run 10k, obviously) on their behalf and help them as much as we can by fundraising through donations and bake sales, we knew we must put our names down.

Southwark isn’t just a place we work in, it’s also a home for one of us, hence, this community is very close to our hearts and we want to contribute back to the area we love with your help and by beating our personal records whilst going through an emotional roller-coaster on May 29th!”

Gina and Maria - Vitality 10k - Apr 2017

Bede thanks them for their support and if you’d like to support them too, please visit their JustGiving page :
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Millwall’s changing communities: Volunteers wanted for oral history project

Millwall project - volunteer flyer-page-001 (2)

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Take part in the Vitality London 10k or Ridelondon-Surrey 46 for Bede!

SpidyWe are looking for 4 participants who want to raise money for Bede by running THE VITALITY LONDON 10,000, on Monday 29 May 2017.

– All we ask is that you raise at least £300 – more would be great!- The entry closing date is 5pm, Thursday 20th April 2017                  .

– To find out more please visit:

We also have 4 places on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 taking place on Sunday 30 July 2017

– There is a registration fee – £30 (payable to Bede) with a sponsorship target of £350 per person.

– The entry closing date is 5pm, Thursday 22nd June 2017

– To find out more, please visit:

RideLondon 46

If you or anyone you know wishes to run or cycle for Bede in either race, please contact Gwen Green:

Thank you


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Inside/Outside and our Helping Hound service


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More Creative – Free event, Bede Centre, 1pm, Friday 24 March

Kindly note that this event will take place at:

Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, SE16 2BS


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Comic Relief Highlights Bede’s Starfish DV Project

Ahead of Red Nose Day on 24th March, Bede’s Starfish DV project, which is part funded by Comic Relief, featured in two articles in the and the Daily Mirror.

At Comic Relief’s invitation, London grime star Rapman, aka Andrew Onwubolu, visited the project to learn more about how domestic violence happens and to see what help Bede offers women in abusive relationships. Rapman’s friend’s sister had been in a violent relationship and the visit inspired him to write a song called “Promise”. Since the 10 minute video’s release on February 14, it has racked up almost 14 million views and can be seen here –

To read the full article visit:

Journalist, broadcaster, television presenter and campaigner Fiona Phillips also visited Bede House with Comic Relief, and met women who have been helped by Bede’s Starfish Project.

“I could fill this whole paper with the unspeakable forms of abuse these bright, smart, amazing women – including a doctor who said she felt stupid for not realising that her husband’s behaviour was serious abuse – have endured.” Fiona said.

Read the full article, on

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Bede to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund

We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards the work we do. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!


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