What a fantastic FEASTival!

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.


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