Vauxhall, the Oval and Kennington

Vauxhall, Kennington & the Oval

Community Groups, Charities etc.

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Community Organisations

Charities & Similar Organisations

It is good to help charities based in and around where we live - and some of them might help you, too, when you need support. The following charities etc. are based around the Vauxhall/Kennington area.

Trinity Hospice, by Clapham Common, provides care at home and in the hospice for those dying from cancer and other diseases. The hospice helps 1,500 patients a year to live life to the full, for whatever time is left no matter how long or how short. The hospice depends heavily on voluntary contributions so please do give what you can to support their excellent work.

Thames Reach Bondway looks after vulnerable homeless people. Originally based in a building in Bondway - in the middle of Vauxhall Cross - the charity now occupies Graham House just outside the Vauxhall Cross circulatory system. Clients have a range of issues including challenging behaviour, alcohol misuse and physical/mental health issues. They are each allocated a keyworker who will provide support, including linking people back into services. Graham House has visiting services from local GPs, START (the local mental health team) and outreach from the DSS. The project can accept clients with dogs, couples and women. Graham House offers clients 3 cooked meals daily and art/poetry groups, surgery and TV/recreational lounges.

The Walcot Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation and charity. Its aim is to break cycles of financial deprivation for people living in Lambeth and seeks to tackle poverty by creating opportunity. Over the ten years to 2015 they made grants amounting to more than 17 million: 3,200 grants to individuals and 1,821 grants to organisations and schools. The Foundation has a history dating from Edmund Walcot's Will of 1667. Edmund Walcot was a prominent haberdasher who left seventeen acres of land in Lambeth in trust for the local poor.

The Tommy's Campaign, based at St Thomas' Hospital, carries out world-class research, and provides education and information, aimed at reducing the heartache caused by premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth.

The lives of many important local families and individuals, including Sir Henry Doulton, are celebrated in the West Norwood Cemetery. The Friends of West Norwood Cemetery are well worth your support.