Help me help 2-year old Callum, says Mervan Road resident

photo (48) We’ve been contacted by a neighbour in Mervan road who is doing a 5 mile fun run in aid of Oxford Children’s Hospital where her friend’s 2-year old Callum (pictured) is being treated for a high grade brain tumor. Please sponsor her here http://my.artezglobal.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=455362

She writes ” As a lot of you have, or know, children about the same age as Callum you’ll understand why sensory equipment to distract children during medical procedures (to lessen pain and avoid sedation) and modern hospital accommodation for parents would be not just welcome, but essential. It’s these types of things that your money will be helping to buy.
“It’s for this reason that I’m donning my pink lycra and downloading my Kate Bush playlist to run 5 miles, aaaahhhhh!”

Effrablog says good luck!!

 

Xmas celebration at Brixton Community Base

The Trustees of Brixton Community Base invite local residents  to join us for our Christmas Celebration 2013 on Saturday 14th December, from 7.30pm to 12am at Brixton Community Base Talma Road, London SW2 1AS.

Entry is free but please bring a dish to share, a bottle (or two) and cash for our amazing raffle – there will also be a bar available. There will be live music from Jazz Junction. Come and meet friends old and new at our annual get together.

Effrablog seeks contributors

Hello Effra people

We’re a community hyperlocal website and we want this to be a proper community resource. We’ve been going about 18 months now and have a reasonable following on email and twitter. If you live in our area and want to be able to post community news updates directly on the site please email effrablog[at]gmail.com

Its a simple wordpress site and we can come round and show you how to do it….

At last… Dexters is open on Thursdays!

dexterThe wait is over…..thanks to local volunteers there will now be supervised play sessions at Dexters on Railton Road every Thursday from 3-7…finally!  It’s open to all 5-16yr olds but the awesome play structure is only suitable for 8+.
There will be other play activities available and soon there will be another structure for younger ones. In the Summer holidays it will be open Mon-Fr 10-6, all supervised so once children have been registered they can be left alone with staff there. Spread the word…effrablog wonders if there is an upper age limit for that big slide? Looks awesome.

Things happening at Dexter’s playground

dexterA local resident has got in touch to say that Dexter’s playground, which backs onto our grid of streets from Railton Rd,  is back under Lambeth control and is soon to open supervised play sessions once a week and then full time in the holidays. They are planning an open day soon. Lambeth are hoping that it will transfer to a new provider – might be an ideal candidate for a community co-operative. If anyone is interested in getting involved, there is a meeting at 6pm tomorrow, 14th May at Max Roach adventure playground. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups who want to get more involved in youth provision locally
  To find out more about what’s happening you can contact Lambeth’s youth coop on  020 926 0136, email at  coopyouthandplay@lambeth.gov.uk, follow on twitter @YoungLambeth – or just come to the meeting.
 Effrablog says it cant wait to have a go on that large wooden climbing thing. Here’s more about who built it.

Free live music event at Brixton Community Base – 18th May

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Ivorian singer Besse will be performing his new album at Brixton Community Base (corner of Talma and Probert Roads) on Saturday 18th May.
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The event is free to attend, and will run from 3pm to 5pm, so come along for some great music!  Here’s the flyer for more info: FLYER2-1