We are calling on Lewisham residents and our wider group of friends and supporters to back one of our groups in their quest to win top prize in a nationwide competition – and with it £5,000.
The Downham Men’s Group and Shed, based at Goldsmiths Community Centre, is one of 12 finalists from around the UK going before a public vote in the Selco Community Heroes competition, which attracted nearly 2,000 entries.
Leading builders merchants Selco Builders Warehouse – which has a branch in Catford, on
Bromley Road - has organised the competition, designed to support charities and community
groups during the financial turmoil.
A team of Selco judges selected a dozen causes to receive £500 worth of building materials
and now the shortlisted groups will be aiming to top a vote and land a cash windfall.
A second prize of £1,000 is also available the runner-up.
To vote click here
Voting is open until midnight on February 28.
The Downham Men’s Group helps men with their mental health by giving them a safe space
in which to meet and talk. The group meet regularly to carry out refurbishments to the
Goldsmiths Community Centre while building relationships and sharing problems.
A £5,000 windfall would allow the charity to embark on new projects, including work in the
centre’s gardens and interior painting.