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December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Renovation update

Thank you to everyone who joined the Renovation Day on Saturday to help paint and decorate the building – the amount of progress made in one day was unbelievable.

There’s still a lot to do so we’ve scheduled drop in dates for you to come by and lend a hand if you can. There’ll be something for everyone from making cups of tea, to painting (more!) walls. Join us on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 21 December 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday 22 December 10am-4pm
  • Thursday 23 December 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday 29 December 10am-4pm
  • Thursday 30 December 10am-4pm

We will make sure the building is well ventilated and will be maintaining social distancing measures where possible. We will also be asking everyone to wear a mask unless exempt.

The address is 360 Middle Park Avenue, SE9 5QH (corner of Middle Park Avenue and Shrubsall Close).

Furniture Wishlist

We are at the stage where we can start furnishing the building. Many of you have been asking about furniture donations so we’ve put together a list of everything we’re looking for.

Click here to see our wishlist.

Please select any items you’d like to donate on the website so we can keep track. All information about when and how to drop off items is in the description on the top of the page.


We need volunteers! If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to, please fill in the application form and spread the word with friends and family. We have also added additional training dates for the new year, to book on please follow this link (you’ll be prompted to fill in the application form if you haven’t already).


It’s been a bit of a whirlwind but week by week we’re getting closer to being able to open our doors. Thank you all so much for your support, generosity and dedication to the project – we wouldn’t be able to do it without you.

From all of us here at GWNS, we wish you a very peaceful festive break and are looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Best wishes,

The GWNS Team