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The DJ That Used Her Birthday Party To Raise Vital Funds

Words by Harrison Read

Using your environment is an incredible way to drive awareness and raise funds for charities.

DJ Sheba Q used her talents as a DJ and organised a fundraiser for her 30th birthday to raise money for South Norwood Community Kitchen where she often volunteers, supporting her community.

South Norwood Community Kitchen uses the power of food to bring their community together and make it stronger to build collective action. SNCK is run by and for their community, and many people who seek support also run the kitchen.

In 2021 they distributed 12,000 meals to local people in South Norwood and the surrounding areas. They currently provide 3- course, nutritious, culturally appropriate meals for 150 households twice per week, as well as redistribute unwanted clothes, toiletries, furniture, bedding, tents and sleeping bags.

They provide one to one support, guidance and signposting to our community members on issues such as benefits, housing, immigration and access to work and education. They are also supporting their community members on a number of seedling projects including a local flea market, community allotment, survivor’s space and disability support group.

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