August 2023 Update


Sending lots of love to you all through the heat and thunderstorms. 

Solidarity Fund

The fund will open again on Saturday 26th August at 12pm. You can apply using this link. Again, it’ll be £30 and bi-monthly (every two months). We are applying to various grants and working hard on raising more money as we want to boost the amount we have to redistribute. If you are able to help us deliver flyers or put up posters please get in touch. Or if you have a business, or know people who run a business in Lambeth and might be able to set up an option for your customers to donate to us when they purchase items from you – let us know!! 

Coffee Morning

We’ll be hosting our next coffee morning on Saturday Sept 2nd. We’re hoping to have some vegetables dropped off from a local foodbank (though this isn’t confirmed yet!), so please bring bags if you’re keen for that!

Solidarity Sundays

We had a lush time writing to prisoners last Sunday. We’ve now left a bunch of resources at the Advocacy Academy, so if you want to write letters of your own, all the info and resources are there in a brown envelope! It’s a great and simple way to show love and support to those isolated from society by our horrible carceral state. 

We’re just about to start planning our next Sunday (Sept 10th). If you or  a group you’re involved in wants to run a workshop/meeting/screening/session please give us a shout!!

Benefit music gig

Excitingly, this September 16th we’ll be putting on a fundraising show at The Cavendish Arms (128 Hartington Rd, Stockwell. London SW8 2HJ). We’re buzzing to have 3 banging bands joining us. press.release, the house band of the infamous and anarchic How to Catch a Pig nights. Girls96, a brand new south London band playing electroclash in Portuguese. And Skutterfly, hot off the heals of the amazing First Timers Fest, they’ll be playing a stripped back acoustic set for us. Alongside all these ace bands, we’ll have stalls from local mutual aid crews. If you’d like to come and have a stall, give us a shout! Tickets are on a sliding scale from £7 – £15 and no one will be turned away if they haven’t got enough cash – just send us an email or come chat to us on the door! You can buy tickets via Outsavvy.

Other info:

Language learning

For anyone who has a Lambeth library card (which is free), you can access a free online language app with 110 languages, including English. Sign up here and download the app ‘Transparent Language’

Free gym use for asylum seekers

If you are seeking asylum in Lambeth and live in one of the hotels housing people, you can get a free off peak gym membership for a year, meaning you can use any of the council Active Lambeth gyms including equipment, swimming pools etc. You will need a mobile phone number and email address and fill in this form to get it: 

Opposing the far-right in Honor Oak – Sat 26th August

Despite the Honor Oak pub not running a Drag Story Time this month a handful of fascists are planning to protest outside the pub anyway. A group of locals are planning to counter protest and protect the pub from vandalism. Anti-fascists have consistently far outnumbered the fascists but could do with as many people as possible showering up – there’s safety in numbers! Bring your friends down to the joyful community opposition. Meet at 9.30am outside the Honor Oak Pub on Saturday 26th August.

Health Living Pantries

Each week our team of volunteers at the Healthy Living Pantries will welcome you and add your name to a list to be served. You decide the items you want – split evenly between fresh fruit and veg and long-life items. Your payment guarantees 10 fresh items and up to 10 extras from the longlife shelf.

You can choose either:

  • Mini Pantry – £2.50 for 5 fresh + up to 5 long-life = 10 items max.
  • Regular Pantry – £5 for 10 fresh + up to 10 long-life = 20 items max.

Once you have selected your items we can help you pack. There is no commitment and if you don’t need to visit one week, no problem! All subject to availability on the day. We try to plan as best we can but sometimes we experience higher demand than expected. We operate on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis but we try hard to ensure everyone gets a fair choice.

Time: Thursdays 11am—3pm

Loction: 50a Corry Drive, Brixton, SW9 8QT


Useful dates

Sat 26th August – Solidarity Fund Applications Open

Sat 26th August – Opposing the far-right in Honor Oak

Sat 2nd September – Mutual Aid Coffee Morning

Sun 10th September – Solidarity Sunday

Sat 16th September – Lambeth Mutual Aid Benefit Gig


Sending love and solidarity,

Lambeth Mutual Aid xoxo