Battersea fashion student hands out care packages to NHS staff to thank them for hard work

A fashion design student from Battersea has launched a project to deliver care packages to NHS staff to give appreciation for their hard work during the pandemic. Chimna Orji, 22, was inspired to act after hearing her mum and sister, who both work for the NHS, say they didn’t have time or the resources to practice self care.

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EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of tenants due refund as housing association landlords agree to hand over water bill discount cash

Tens of thousands of residents of an estate have been told they will get a refund on their water bills after a discount to their landlord was not passed on to them. Thousands of 1,372 families who live on the St Martin’s Estate in Brixton have been told they will get thousands back after overpaying a string of South London housing associations.

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‘Charity for charities’ sets up fundraiser to help grassroots organisations support their communities

A “charity for charities” is running its first fundraiser to allow it to continue helping grassroots charities support their communities. As part of their Aviva Community Fund campaign, Battersea-founded online service Link UP London are sharing stories of how their support has helped charities benefit people across London.

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A mum who died of skin cancer warned others in her final months of the dangers of sun exposure

A skin cancer patient who recently died of the disease, spoke in her final months about the dangers of not being skin aware, in the hope of encouraging  others to take care in the sun. Mum-of-two Nicky Horton, who passed away in February [2021], was first diagnosed with skin cancer in 2017. Her initial diagnosis led to several years of extensive and, at times radical, treatment at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

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