At Pedder we try to put something back into the local community by raising money for and contributing to local projects, schools, sports teams, art galleries and hospices. In 2017, The Pedder Group invested in excess of 10% of its annual profits into the South East London community. This level of support has been consistent for over 7 years. We also have a life partnership with Cancer Research UK – all of our staff partake in a variety of activities and events to raise money that is subsequently invested in preventative research across centres within South East London.
If you have a local project that we can help with, please get in touch with our Community Promise team via email@example.com.
Brockley news - Beecroft Garden School news
Although Beecroft Garden Primary have been unable to do their usual fundraising events due to the pandemic they have been committed to supporting their local community.
An event early on in lockdown saw live cookery classes happening over zoom, with donations to a fund, which meant that food parcels and Xmas presents could be provided to those who are part of our wider Beecroft family.
Our next challenge, as the pandemic continued was how to find new ways to raise money. The school were keen to provide a newer up to date range of books which help bring diversity to the forefront of the curriculum. They decided on a wish list of books which parents could buy for their child’s class, and through support from Pedder and their boards, the Friends of Beecroft (FOBs) will now match fund all book purchases made.
Thanks to Pedder we are able to help Beecroft replenish the schools library with a range of books that will instil in our children the importance of different cultures and seeing themselves represented in the books they read
Paxton School - Project 'Us'
The sponsorship money will be used for an art project entitled ‘Us’.
It will enable us to pay for the clay and tools allowing every child and member of staff in the school to make a little figurine (around 650 in total). This will create a field of clay figurines similar to Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles
The project will be linked with exploring and examining what kind of world the children are living in and creating.
(photo included for reference but not of Paxton’s field as that won’t be completed until later on in the term)
St Judes Summer Fair 2021: A fair like no other
First up, we were delighted to hear that Pedder wanted to generously support the school once again through their estate agent signs. This news alone cheered us all immensely as we knew we were off to a promising start!
Hellen agreed to take on the running of the fair, having done so with such success in 2019. She immediately set about coordinating volunteers for the various stalls, fair games, food stand, bar and Pimms garden. Many families were only too keen to rummage at home to find a mountain of bits and bobs for the bric-a-brac stall. Never forget, one person’s junk is another person’s treasure!
Classes 5 and 6 were busy rehearsing the steel pans, always such a key part of the Summer Fair. And on the morning of 14th June, volunteer St Jude’s families found Pedder boards outside their homes, proudly advertising the fair. It felt like we were well and truly on track!
Then a few days later came the disappointing news that lockdown easing was to be delayed by a possible four weeks, meaning that the fair couldn’t take place on 3rd July as planned. An in-school bubble fair was considered just for the children to enjoy, but sadly this too proved impossible this year.
We were, however, able to hold our usual raffle, which saw many local businesses donate amazing prizes. We were pleased to be supported by Brixton Therapy Centre, il Sovrano, Canopy, Llewelyns, Agile Rabbit, Rancho de Lalo, Rubens, Maya’s Bakehouse, Brockwell Beers Homebrew and 400 Rabbits. And we are of course most grateful that our event was kindly sponsored by the Herne Hill Estate Agents Pedder.
And so our thoughts turn to summer 2022 in the hope that the St Jude’s Summer Fair will be back, bigger and bolder than ever!
St Christopher's Spooky Halloween Quiz hosted by Tom Allen
St Christopher's Donation
'I am writing to acknowledge Pedder’s recent cheque for £1,000 towards our education work. Please find attached our acknowledgement letter in grateful thanks. I wanted to thank you for carrying an advert for our emergency appeal in your recent publication. We are so grateful for this support when we need it even more than ever. To date, the emergency appeal has raised £133,000. We are so very grateful to everyone in our community for their support at such a difficult time for everyone.'