Welcome to Regenerate-RISE
Raising funds to purchase the Platt Christian Centre SW15
The Platt Christian Centre has been the home of Regenerate-RISE for 15 years and the landlord, Livability have decided to sell the Centre. We have been given until 30 September 2020 to exchange contracts and we are therefore organising a fundraising week 19 - 26 September 2020 to raise as much as we can. Our vision for the Reablement Centre still stands and once we have purchased the freehold, we will start again with planning the Reablement Centre. You can:
- Walk from Putney to St George's and back - any day of the week
- Walk round Richmond Park - any day of the week
- Walk the Thames Path from Putney Bridge to Barnes Bridge and back - any day of the week
- or you can organise your own Dinner Party/Curry Night for your bubble and each person contributes £10 to Regenerate-RISE or take part in our colouring competition (children up to 5 - 11 or people over 70) and contribute £2 or go to our "Donate" page and reference The Platt Centre or go to our Just Giving page.
Expressions of Kindness
We are not able to organise our usual Kings and Queens in the marquee on the Green in Danebury Avenue this year, but we are hoping to do a number of events in the locality that reaches out to those who have spent the majority of the last 5 months indoors. Every two weeks we give out extra gifts to older people and these have included scones with jam, toiletries, flowers, chocolates, a ploughman's lunch, cakes, fresh fruit and gifts that will show people that we care. Regenerate-RISE is very grateful to all those who have helped us deliver our gifts and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead.
The Platt Christian Centre
On 9 November 1807, seven friends met to consult as to building a place of worship in Felsham Road and they raised amongst themselves the sum of £57 and formed an association to obtain further help. The result was that on 9 August 1808 the building known as the Platt Chapel was opened. The services were well attended and £100 was raised during the day towards the total cost of £900. By 1827, the Platt Chapel was so popular that even the addition of a gallery was insufficient and often the vestry as well as the Chapel was crowded on a Sunday evening. The Chapel was again enlarged in the year 1830. From 1872 the Platt Chapel was closed for awhile and a site was procured in Oxford Road at a cost of £750 where an iron chapel was erected to accommodate 500 people. However by 1897 the Platt Chapel was open again and was transferred by a Trust Deed to the City Mission and it remained with them for a long time. more...
To Transform the lives of isolated older people through a programme of care and support which respects, values and encourages independence in later life.
RISE-ing to the challenge of Reaching the ISolated Elderly across the UK