The October FEAST has come and gone, but we can all rest assured that the success of the day will be felt long into the future. Not only did the sun shine on the many smiling people there, once again reminding us how great our neighbourhood is, but the community managed to collect 363.9kg of food for Norwood Foodbank!

We must say a big ‘thank you’ not only to the people who generously donated food on the day, but to the shops who acted as collection points during the week, to FEAST volunteer Hetty who organised a Foodbank parade and massive collection at Chatsworth Baptist Church, to the Norwood School volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day to round up boxes of food, and of course, to Norwood Foodbank on whom so many people rely.

This FEAST also highlighted again how much fun it is getting together with a bunch of people and doing stuff, whether that’s hula hooping with your kids, trying some new and exciting food, listening to an emerging rock or folk band, or celebrating one of your local shop’s birthdays (Happy Birthday Beamish & McGlue!). The FEAST gives people living in West Norwood and beyond that opportunity. And it works so well because it’s run by volunteers living in our community who realise how much fun doing stuff together is.

So, wanna hang out? Come to one of our weekly Tuesday meetings from 6.30pm at the Railway Tavern in Tulse Hill and find out who’s behind your favourite monthly market, and how you can join the gang.