ROBBIE GIBSON SIGHTED ON ISLE OF WIGHT – £2,500 fundraising campaign set up
Much loved Crystal Palace community activist Robert “Robbie” Gibson, has been positively identified as travelling to the Isle of Wight on the day he disappeared, Monday June 13.
Robbie was seen catching the 6.45pm WightLink Portsmouth to Ryde catamaran, before boarding a train at Ryde Pier south towards Lake and Shanklin on the south-east coast of the island, with part of this journey captured on CCTV, which the police have issued to help jog memories of those around at the time.
Close family friend Joe Duggan, who is helping to co-ordinate the community efforts to find Robbie said, “Robbie’s family, his friends, and the wider Crystal Palace community that value the great work Robbie has done as a library campaigner, would just love to know that he is safe and well. “We are getting increasingly concerned.”
Police say Robert is known to enjoy coastal walks and often stays on campsites.
It is possible that Robbie has now returned to the local South London area, or travelled elsewhere in the country, and the public are encouraged to keep looking for this much loved local campaigner.
A fundraising campaign set up to raise £2,500 to help fund our search for Robbie Gibson has already attracted donations of £1800. The money will be used for flyer production, advertising, basic costs.
http://www.brixtonblog.com/missing-library-campaigner-robbie-gibson-seen-isle-wight/38400 has link to hashtag find robbie
Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are one of six organisations in with a chance of being nominated as Sainsbury’s local charity of the year by store customers.
At Sainsbury’s Penge the three contenders are: Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs; Beckenham & Penge Gateway Club; and Living Well Bromley.
At Sainsbury’s Upper Norwood the three contenders are: Norwood & Brixton Foodbank; Barnardo’s and Salvation Army.
Sainsbury’s website says: “Since 2009 our stores have each selected a Local Charity of the Year to partner with and with your support we’ve now raised over £11 million. “This can really make a big difference to local charities at the heart of the communities where we live and work.” To register your vote please go to: sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk
MP STEVE REED AMONG CONTESTANTS IN GRANGEWOOD PARK BAKE-OFF
Croydon North MP Steve Reed will be showing off his cake making skills as he battles it out to be crowned Grangewood Park’s first ever Bake Off supremo.
The politician is the first to declare in the competition which is part of this year’s Picnic in the Park festivities on Sunday July 10. We hope that many more of you will enter cakes which will see the winner take away a trophy.
All the cakes baked and entered in the competition will raise money towards future events organised by The Friends of Grangewood Park.
The Picnic in the Park, which takes place at the new time of between 1pm and 5pm, is now in sixth year and has an impressive line-up of free entertainment for the whole family.
Rules of engagement for Grangewood Park’s Bake Off competition.
We are instructing people to bake a ‘one plate cake, or cakes’ to enter the competition.
They should be presented on the table by 1.30pm ready for the judging. There will be a trophy for the best cake.
The judge’s decision is final and we have our very own Mary Berry judging – Italian Master Chef Maria Vidal!
If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you.
For more information: @friendsofgrangewood or email: [email protected]
Grangewood park (LB Croydon) is bounded by Grange Road, Wharncliffe Road, and Ross Road.
FRIENDS OF CRYSTAL PALACE PARK SEEK VOLUNTEERS
Friends of Crystal Palace park are looking for volunteers to help with a traffic survey being undertaken in the park on the 30th June and 2nd July.
We need four volunteers on each day from 8.15am to midday.
You will be asking arriving visitors to complete a very short questionnaire. All training will be provided on the day by AECOM who are completing the survey.
Secondly, as we have done in previous years we are opening the Information Centre at weekends throughout the summer. We will be opening from11am until 3pm and will be asking volunteers to complete a 2 hour shift – either 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm
All training will be given on your first shift. You don’t need any experience or particular knowledge of Crystal Palace Park.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please reply to [email protected]
Thirdly, as always we are always keen to get more volunteers along to our monthly gardening group. We meet the second Sunday of every month at2pm. We meet outside the Information Centre at the Penge Gate. All tools are provided and if you are lucky there is a cup of tea and a biscuit at the end.
Next session is 10th July at 2pm.