Peldon Rose runs for Wimbledon Guild

Benjamin Murray, from local business Peldon Rose, ran the London Marathon 2018 for Wimbledon Guild because they are a great Wimbledon charity.


Benjamin’s story:

In 2018, I will be running the London Marathon on behalf of Peldon Rose to raise money for The Wimbledon Guild. Peldon Rose are their neighbours and we want to help them help local people lead a better life by tackling poverty, supporting ageing and encouraging mental well-being.

Three of my buddies from Peldon Rose will also run the London Marathon, supporting other charities; Goncalo Pinto, Mike Trim, and Tomas De Espana Menarguez.

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@BenMurrayUK ‘A few photos from the London Marathon. Proud to have run for and raised over £2000 for


Jiva Health celebrates 10th anniversary

A whole 10 years

Jiva Health celebrates 10 years of bringing calmness and serenity to visitors of their Wimbledon studio. Co-founders Tish and Lisa look back at where the journey began.

Tish, “10 years ago (19 April) not such as smiley Lisa sat on a dormitory bed in a buddhist sanctuary in Findhorn Bay, Scotland. Her 30th Birthday and she’d unnecessarily been there on her own most of the day. I waltzed in thinking ‘phew a like minded person’ for many reasons as we embarked on a pretty interesting yoga teacher training in Sivananda yoga that changed our lives. As we started to truly let go of the hustle and bustle of daily life we vowed that one day we would have our own studio in busy London to brighten people’s lives and provide a calm sanctuary.”

“Since then there’s been a few more birthdays, lots of anti-ageing inversions, a few babies, some tears, a whole heap of laughter and more and more Yoga! Here’s to the next 10 years…..”

Lisa, “We work hard to be a studio that really supports you on your journey to good health. We now have 45 classes a week between Earlsfield and Wimbledon and weekly workshops. Our aim is always to make healthy living easy for you to achieve. And to bring you the amazingly ancient techniques and the very latest for optimum health.”



Santoro wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Santoro Licensing has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2018

This is the UK’s most prestigious and highest accolade for international business success. Speaking from the company’s Head Office in Wimbledon, Co-Founder Meera Santoro stated,

“We feel incredibly proud to have received this Award. Our Licensing division has been responsible for many of the Company’s achievements to date. It is a rare honour and one which we are immensely proud and grateful to accept.”

Santoro is the world-renowned, award-winning London lifestyle fashion brand founded in 1985 by award winning art directors Meera and Lucio Santoro. Santoro Licensing, a division of Santoro, has demonstrated the necessary level of growth and development on an international scale to meet the strict and demanding criteria required to be even considered for these Awards. The Licensing division has seen 20 new licensing partners signed since October 2017 and currently works with 65 global licensing partners. Santoro Licensing has seen a 40% growth since 2016. A major factor in this growth can be attributed to the global phenomenon of Santoro’s Gorjuss™ brand. Launched in 2009, Gorjuss™ is now available at over 35,000 points of sale across 93 countries and has already become a £120m brand.

Join stem4 RideLondon Team

If you weren’t lucky enough to get a place in the ballot, stem4 have places for this year’s RideLondon 2018 on Sunday 29th July.

All we ask is that you pay a registration fee of £30 to secure your place and commit to raising at least £400. You will receive a fundraising pack, and a stem4 cycle jersey.

If you are interested in supporting teenage mental health and riding for the stem4 team, then please email

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YMCA St Paul’s Group forms with merger of local associations

YMCA London South West mergers into YMCA St Paul’s Group

YMCA London South West is forming a large and local association called YMCA St Paul’s Group that will work across London and the metropolitan area. The move follows merging with YMCA East London in 2017, YMCA Slough in early 2018 and YMCA West London on 1 April 2018.

As a bigger, stronger organisation, YMCA St Paul’s Group aims to engage more effectively with young and vulnerable people in local communities. It will collectively house over 500 people on a daily basis, with plans for expansion. Richard James, YMCA St Paul’s Group Chief Executive says:

“The newly formed YMCA St Paul’s Group will be able to build on strong foundations and further diversify and expand its work in the future, so that local young people will thrive and the wider community flourish. We chose the name because St Paul is the patron Saint of London, St Paul’s Churchyard is where the YMCA was founded in 1855 and it was to St Paul’s we walked from East, West, South and South West London in June 2017 on Founder’s Day, as a sign of our commitment to each other and the work of YMCA.”

Read more about YMCA St Paul’s Group.


The Pod Bar celebrates six years in Wimbledon

The Pod Bar on The Broadway is celebrating six years in Wimbledon

Set in New Wimbledon Theatre’s historic Turkish Baths, The Pod Bar was opened by Ian Brebner in 2012. Ian’s vision was for a venue that offered a fun night out with dancing and a variety of music from resident DJs. Over the years, The Pod Bar has firmly established itself as a popular late night venue and is renowned for great cocktails, having won Best Cocktail Venue in Time & Leisure’s Food & Drink Awards 2017.

The Pod Bar is thrilled to be a successful, independent Wimbledon venue and to have such great support from people living and working in the local area.

Remember, if you have a Love Wimbledon Privilege Card, you can enjoy exclusive 2-for-1 cocktails and 20% off Prosecco at The Pod Bar.