Living Well relies entirely on the generosity of friends and supporters to keep going. It costs £2.00 per person to provide a hot lunch every Friday, while our foodbank gives out over 600 bags of food per month. We are currently fundraising to be able to employ our first paid member of staff, who will be responsible for running Living Well day-to-day.
There are many different ways you can support Living Well - by donating money (either via monthly standing order or as a one-off donation), or by donating food for the foodbank, or clothes to the weekly clothes bank. Please remember to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.
We also welcome gifts of time and skills - please see our Volunteer page to find out more about how to volunteer with us. Every gift helps us to build our community, providing care, comfort and support to those most in need.
Setting up a standing order is the simplest way to support Living Well through regular donations. Having regular donations helps us plan ahead. You can change the amount you donate at any time. Once you have completed the form, please send it to us at: Living Well, c/o Holy Trinity Beckenham, 66 Lennard Road, London, SE20 7LX and we will send it on to your bank.
Thank you for your support.
If you are a UK tax payer, the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid Scheme at no additional cost to you. In order for us to reclaim the tax paid on your donation please complete the declaration form and return it to us at the address above. The declaration includes all previous donations in the past four years and all future donations unless you instruct us otherwise.
Local artist Zabby Allen is generously donating £5 to Living Well for each of her two Penge prints sold. The first print features the Royal Waterman's Almhouses in Penge and the headline 'Give Penge A Chance' while the second has an image of the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs together with a quote from David Bowie: "You can walk around New York while you sleep in Penge". Zabby's prints can be found here:
Donations to our foodbank are always welcome at any time of year. Donating even a single tin of food can help to make a difference to people who are struggling to feed their families and make ends meet. In particular, we welcome donations of tinned meat and fish (corned beef and tuna are always popular), beans, soup, tinned vegetables (e.g. potatoes, carrots, sweetcorn and peas) and tinned fruit (e.g. peaches, pears or mandarins). Tins with ring pulls are particularly useful for those who do not have access to a tin opener. Other popular items include instant mashed potato, pasta and easy-cook or micro-waveable pouches of rice. We also supply basic toiletries, loo paper and detergent tablets for use in washing machines and at launderettes. Because of limitations on storage, we are unable to accept fresh food and we do not give out food which is past its 'best before' date.
We cannot accept any food item that contains alcohol.
For the latest information on our current stock levels, please open the link below. This allows you to see exactly what we have in stock so that you can choose to buy the items that we are in most need of.
Every Friday we provide a hot, home-cooked meal for up to 100 guests. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the meal. The meal is freshly prepared in our kitchen by volunteer chefs. The menu changes every week but always includes meat or fish with fresh vegetables and a home cooked pudding. Fresh fruit is always available.
It costs £2.00 per person to provide our lunch every Friday. Can you help us by sponsoring a lunch for 10, 20 or more people? To make a donation simply fill in the box above.
To sponsor lunch for 10 people = £20.00
To sponsor lunch for 20 people = £40.00
To sponsor lunch for everyone on a Friday = £200.00
If you would like to know more about our Friday lunches, or any other part of Living Well, please get in touch.
Make a one-off donation or set up a regular donation on the Local Giving website.