Join the Pembroke House Society
Pembroke House has been bringing people together to build a better neighbourhood for 135 years.
Founded as a collaboration between volunteer students and alumni of Pembroke College, Cambridge and the community right here in Walworth, our work has always been about working together across traditional divides.
The generous contributions of time and money from alumni, volunteers and residents, as well as the commitment of the local community, have animated our special building for over a century.
But social action can’t be confined to our four walls. Our mission is to make our neighbourhood, and our society, stronger. A society where everyone can lead good lives and work together to build something greater than the sum of its parts.
At Pembroke House we demonstrate every day that we need one another. That whoever we are and wherever we’ve come from, we all have a part to play in creating a good society. Each of us has something to gain from one another, and we each have something to contribute.
Every gift matters. Giving regularly helps us plan for the future, so we can have the greatest impact.
Who can be a Pembroke House Society member?
We think bringing together people who wouldn’t normally meet is key to building a better society. That’s why Pembroke House Society members come from many different backgrounds and walks of life.
I live in London
The Pembroke House Society is a chance for you to connect with and support a local community organisation passionate about improving your neighbourhood.
Our founders believed that growing inequality and deprivation in London demanded a radical response. Help us explore what that response looks like today.
Support our work
I’m a volunteer
You are the beating heart of Pembroke House. From supporting local children to learn a musical instrument to packing and delivering food to community members, volunteering is a vital part of what we do. We believe a society with more volunteers is a better society. Get behind this vision and help us build a neighbourhood with more opportunities to give back and learn.
Become a regular giver
I’m a Pembroke College alumni
Pembroke College alumni have been a crucial part of Pembroke House throughout our 135 year history, from the students who founded us to today’s volunteers, residents and staff. You‘ve kept Pembroke House going through thick and thin.
Today we need you to help secure the next 135 years.
Continue the legacy
I’m a Pembroke College student
Sitting in your place, 135 years ago, our founders decided that enough was enough. Something needed to be done. Today, inequality and deprivation is rising again. We need this generation’s Pembroke College students to help us respond. Join the society with a small annual contribution of £10 until you graduate.
Join as a student supporter
When you donate, you support Pembroke House to build good lives and a good society.
We’re a centre for social action and residential community. People connect through 30 projects and activities – from children’s dance classes to a weekly lunch club. We serve over 1,000 people in our community.
During lockdown we have turned our second site, the Walworth Living Room, into an Emergency Food Distribution Hub. Since March, over 300 volunteer food packers and cyclists have delivered 140 tonnes of food to over 1,000 neighbours, cycling over 50,000km in the process.
A regular gift can give us the financial stability to do even more.
- £5 a month could provide essential cleaning supplies to keep volunteers safe in our Community Food Distribution Hub
- £10 a month could support activities that promote wellbeing for people who might be struggling with their mental health, like our weekly gardening group
- £20 a month could deliver specialised dance and theatre training to young adults with learning disabilities
- £35 a month could help us run public discussions and events that draw on our individual experience and expertise to find solutions to issues like food insecurity
- £50 a month could provide high quality musical training to children facing barriers to music-making
Help us secure the next 135 years