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The Nehemiah Project
47 Tooting Bec Gardens
SW16 1RF


2022 Volunteers’ Week

A time to say thanks. 1-7 June. Find out more. Volunteers' week.

The 1st June marks Volunteers' Week in the UK. You may know that the origin of the word ‘volunteer’ is from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’ which means ‘willing’ or ‘of one's own choice’. The choice that volunteers make to give up their time and skills, willingly, is humbling. Nehemiah volunteers come from a diverse community which includes a range of backgrounds and profiles, thus adding to the vibrant Nehemiah community and enabling us all to learn from each other.

Nehemiah volunteers have helped us to beautify our gardens, alongside our Residents, to refurbish our homes and to serve as translators for our Residents for whom English is a second language. And this is just the start as we plan to expand and develop our volunteering programme this year.

We are so hugely grateful to all of our volunteers who have helped us, particularly when we needed their support the most. Last September we hosted a Graduation Ceremony for some of our Residents who were moving on to semi-independent living, and we needed extra support in pruning, weeding and tidying our Streatham house garden, before the Ceremony. We wouldn’t have met the tight deadline without our wonderful volunteers, particularly those from The Order of Malta.

A big thank you to all of our past, present and future volunteers, and happy Volunteers' Week to you all!

Written by Alexandra Hanratty, Project Co-Ordinator at The Nehemiah Project

2022 Movement for Good Awards

Movement For Good - Nominate us today

Please help give The Nehemiah Project a chance to win £1,000 in the 2022 Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could make all the difference - the more people who nominate us, the better chance we have at winning. Just click the link and scroll down to nominate us. Thank you for your support and please share!

Gardening Week

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This week the UK celebrates National Gardening Week. At The Nehemiah Project, we are extremely fortunate that our houses have beautiful gardens for our Residents to enjoy. Our Nehemiah houses are based in the city, yet our gardens help our Residents to feel like they are in the countryside. We are all aware of the healing power of nature, and how important it is to spend time in the fresh air and be able to soak up and appreciate God’s abundant creation. Our Residents have told us how the Nehemiah gardens have helped them with their recovery journeys, giving them time to stop, reflect and heal painful memories from the past.

And let us not forget all of our wonderful volunteers, who have helped our gardens to flourish. We are particularly grateful to our volunteers from The Order of Malta for coming back time and time again to work alongside our Residents and prune, weed and plant! Here is what one of them had to say about his experience as a Garden volunteer: "It was great to be able to help out with something so local to me, and do such valuable work. I was very humbled to meet some of the Residents, learn more about their lives, and spend time with them working together on a project with a common goal creating a thing of beauty for them to enjoy." 

We hope that you are able to enjoy a garden today, wherever you may be!

Written by Alexandra Hanratty, Project Co-Ordinator

Spring Nehemiah News

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We've recently celebrated a graduation of three Residents, spent time in Nationwide Building Society Brixton telling customers about our work in the community, and more. Check out our spring Nehemiah News to see what else we've been up to.

Run the London Marathon for Nehemiah

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Would you like to run the 2022 London Marathon but missed the ballot? Will you run and offer us your support? The Nehemiah Project has 6 Golden Bond Places available! If you're interested, please get in touch with our Development Director Lois at

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