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‘I just can’t stop my fundraising’
Tuesday, 02 August 2011
By John Hugill
A WOMAN whose daughter inspired her to dedicate her life to helping others has been nominated for a South London Press Our Heroes Award.
Tania Lambert, 49, of Dressington Avenue, Ladywell, started her fundraising efforts five years ago.
She decided to devote herself to raising money for good causes after her eldest daughter Rachel, 20, won a fundraising award from an animal charity in 2006.
Since then she has built up contacts with a network of South London charities and raised tens of thousands of pounds.
Miss Lambert has worked closely with Barry and Margaret Mizen after their 16-year-old son Jimmy Mizen was murdered in a Lee bakery in 2008.
She has helped organise fundraisers in aid of the family’s anti-youth violence charity, the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
She has also helped support the foundation’s charity-run Cafe of Good Hope in Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, which opened in November last year.
Miss Lambert trekked up Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands with members of the Mizen family in May.
She managed to complete the challenge despite battling a kidney infection at the time.
Miss Lambert’s other work includes volunteering with the Street Souls charity in Lee, regularly joining its Friday night soup runs to central London.
She has also helped raise cash for new sports equipment for Watergate School in Lushington Road, Bellingham.
The mother-of-two said: “My daughter inspired me to start using my spare time to raise as much money as possible for those in need.
“I now use all my holidays to hold fundraising events and generally do what I can to help.
“Now I just can’t enjoy any quiet time because I just want to be out there helping people.”
Miss Lambert has also done lots of charity work for Sainsbury’s supermarket in Lewisham Shopping Centre in Lewisham High Street, where she works.
She regularly runs charity stalls and fancy dress events at the supermarket to raise money for charity, including for Red Nose Day each year.
Miss Lambert has been nominated for the Our Heroes Awards, which highlight the achievements of South Londoners.
Nominees’ stories will be given to a panel of judges in September so that winners can be chosen.
The campaign ends with a gala ceremony at the South Bank headquarters of sponsors Shell on November 15.
Copyright Tindle Newspapers Ltd Tuesday, 18 June 2013
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