philanthropy

Local film team helping to tackle US Healthcare Crisis!

 

 

A new important documentary is being made on the a critical universal issue that affects us all - Healthcare. And it's being made by a local team based in and around the Herne Hill area!

 

Real-life storyline: Stan Brock, a British-born Amazonian cowboy, sells all his possessions and takes a vow of poverty to create the charity Remote Area Medical in the US. He puts it together for the Third World but in an ironic twist it now chiefly serves the US, from coast to coast. It is an organisation run solely by volunteers and patients are seen completely free of charge. For many, it is all there is.

 

READY FOR A RENEWED SAVE THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY CAMPAIGN?

There were a tremendous number of places to visit in SE London alone during the London-wide Open House weekend in September ... one place we made sure to spend time in was the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, endowed by the Scots-American industrialist (one of among 380 library buildings he wholly or partially financed in the UK). An inspired Open House Guide walked us by its many remarkable features - from the old librarian's quarters, the stained glass and Tudor-style windows, the skylights over what used to be the old librarian's desk ... the tiled floor mosaics ... to a gallery in a disused room featuring kids playing chess and Herne Hill photos by Max Rush! We even had a look at the back stacks -- which included a massive collection of vinyl destined (we were told) for the skips and leather-bound books galore! We were then served tea/coffee and biscuits!

 

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