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17th Sept
 
Hello All

Only a few days now until Fruit Day Sat 20th Sept  - and we're almost organised!
Below is an update on where we are with picking, information for cake-makers and a request for help with sewing.

Picking update
Picking has continued. We have now picked a fantastic 1497 kilos of fruit and given 394.5 kilos to charities. We're really grateful for all the help from our wonderful band of fruit pickers who have just kept on picking! These were Shirley, Juliet, Helina, Harriet, Michael, Liz, Jane, Rob, Tommy, Jane & James. Also a very big thank you to Liz, Christ Church in Colliers Wood, Nicola, David, Yuzi, Margaret, Lucy, Christine and Alison for kindly donating so much fruit to Abundance.

Donating cakes, pies etc
We are very grateful to people who are making something for our cake stall. We hope to highlight what can be made with local fruit - cakes, pies, tarts, sweets, chocolates - the wider variety, the better.

Please put what you have made in a transparent plastic bag and label it, saying what it is and include any unusual ingredients e.g. nuts, if it is gluten free etc.  We'd be very grateful if you could bring any cake along to the venue. We’ll be setting up at St Mark’s Hall on Friday evening from 6pm- 8pm and from 9am on Saturday morning - the event starts at 11am. If this is not convenient, please let us know and we will arrange to collect it.

We have had a very kind donation of organic white flour suitable for pies and crumbles. If anyone would like to bake something for Fruit Day with this flour, then please get in touch (just reply to this email).

Can you help with sewing?
This year, there will be artists at Fruit Day painting the scene as part of Wimbledon Autumn Arts. The intention is that the winning artist gets their work displayed in a shop window. If you can sew and would like to help put things together for a window display, then please get in touch!


 Many thanks
ABUNDANCE WIMBLEDON
    
          
 
Read on to find out about other things happening ....
 
 
IN WIMBLEDON AND BEYOND

Sun 21st Sept 12.30 - 2pm
Climate Change March
starts at Temple Place to Parliament

Join the samba drummers, animal carnival costumes and even a Viking longship and support action against climate change. Supported by Avaaz, CAFOD, Campaign Against Climate Change, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and many other groups.

Sat 27th Sept   from 10am – 3pm
Table-Top Sale
Cavendish Road
Front garden sale of games, toys, CD’s, books, clothing for men, women and children, bric-a-brac etc. Friendly, neighbourly and find a bargain!

Tues 30th Sept  7.15pm
Raynes Park Community Forum
Raynes Park Library SW20 8BA

Have your say on local issues. Your opportunity to get answers from council officials and councillors. Find location HERE

19th – 26th Oct
One World Week
Work towards a fairer, more satisfying life for everyone whilst protecting the planet’s resources. To be part of this, organise a community activity to support:
           Sourcing food differently
           Reducing wastefulness;
           Ethical investment. See www.oneworldweek.org

Wed 22nd Oct from 6.30pm
Meet Bernard Hogan-Howe
Wimbledon High School

This is your opportunity to question the head of London's police service - Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Merton's borough commander Mark Lawrence will also be on the platform, with the meeting chair - Richard Tracey, our London Assembly Member. Residents from Merton Sutton and Wandsworth are invited to this meeting.



 
REGULAR EVENTS

First Tuesdays
Green Coffee
The Gooseberry Bush, 115 Kingston Rd  SW19 1LT

A get-together for people interested in what’s happening in Wimbledon and beyond. It’s an opportunity to exchange information about Abundance and other local green community projects.  We normally meet up on the first Tuesday of the month and everyone is welcome. Please check the date and venue of future events HERE.

every Wed morning 10am - early afternoon
Phipp’s Bridge Community Allotment

Join Gillian and her friendly group to grow fruit and vegetables. Disused land has been turned into a productive garden through people working together. You are welcome to join in, regardless of your gardening expertise - and you'll have the opportunity to take home some lovely fresh produce. If you would like to come and have a look or get involved, then please contact  Gillian at gillianuk@btinternet.com Find out more HERE

every Thursday at 10.30
Merton Green Parents
Coffee in the Wood, 99 High Street, Colliers Wood

How do you balance the demands of being a parent and leading a more sustainable life? It can sometimes be difficult. Merton Green Parents provides a place to swap sustainable parenting tips and meet other like-minded parents. Also see the Facebook group

Second Fridays   from 9.30am onwards
John Innes Gardening Group

JI Gardening Group is currently meeting every second Friday. To find out where to meet up, please contact info@wdc-cnd.org.uk  Bring secateurs and a trowel.

Second Saturday  10am - 2pm
The Windmill Market
St Mark's Church, behind Wimbledon Library   SW19 7ND

The local market in the centre of Wimbledon. A range of food and crafts from local businesses and artisans. Now free entry. To find out more or to book a food or craft stall, please contact    info@thewindmillmarket.co.uk

Fridays 2.30-4.30 pm
Colliers Wood Community Garden
at the back of Christ Church Hall, in Colliers Wood

Join Nick, Peter and friends for some gardening. For more information, contact info@collywood.org.uk
 
Every Saturday, 9am-1pm
Wimbledon Farmers’ Market
Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, SW19 8EJ

A chance to get your groceries direct from local farmers.
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