Two of Lewisham's Charities share the spoils

The People's Millions scheme, a joint venture from ITV and the Big Lottery Fund sees local charities compete against each other in the fight for £50,000 worth of funding. In a series of three run offs accross London, this years competition saw two charities from the Borough competing against each other. The Deptford-based charity Old Hands at Mud Pies were pitted against Grove Park's Shed Heaven for the funding. Voting took place on the 27th November with Grove Park's Councillor Christine Allison leading the charge for Shed Heaven, against her colleagues from Deptford Conservatives. In the end Old Hands at Mud Pies won on the day but in a shock turn, Shed Heaven was too awarded the funding as the best runner-up. At the end of the day, both charities have won the much neaded £50,000 to get their new initiatives off the ground.