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Volunteering at Ace of Clubs

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Christmas at Ace

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Volunteering at Ace of Clubs – a new video

We currently need volunteers both in our centre and in our shops.

The following new video is about volunteering in the centre, where we need volunteers every day we are open (Monday to Friday). You could be helping to prepare food and clean the centre in the mornings, and then welcoming our clients from 12:00 noon .

But we also need volunteers  seven days a week in our shops, helping with sorting clothes and other donations, stocking the shelves  and serving customers.

If you are interested, please look at the “get involved” page on this website to find out more.





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Ace of Clubs Film Premier

Ace of Clubs was pleased to host a Christmas Party in honour of our volunteers last night. We took the opportunity to premier the videos made for us by the Ravensbourne second year students, as well as a video about Tesco’s sustainability programme that features Ace of Clubs.

Here is a link to the video about the Ace Bike Club – featuring Sean our resident mechanic. We will post the others next week.



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Ace of Clubs Meal Ticket Scheme


The Ace Meal Ticket Scheme Explained

Buy a £1 ticket – give a meal


  • Buy ACE Meal Tickets and give them to people who are homeless or in need.
  • Each Ace Meal Ticket will give them a hot meal at the Ace of Clubs.
  • When they are there they can also get practical support.
  • You can get the Meal Tickets from the ACE Shops (111 Balham High Rd or 8 Clapham Park Rd), or the centre, at £1.00 each.
  • If you buy a meal ticket you know your contribution to Ace of Clubs will directly help a homeless or vulnerable person.
  • It can also help someone in need get help straight away,

What We Do


  • Every day, Monday to Friday, over 80 people come to Ace of Clubs for a lunch, personal support, and a warm welcome.
  • And every day someone who has just become homeless comes to us for practical help and advice.
  • Ace of Clubs relies on the support of local people to be able to keep providing this essential service. For information on other ways you can help please visit our website



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Come and say hello at Venn Street Market

Ace of Clubs has a stall at Venn Street Market, Clapham, on the first 3 Saturdays in December. Come and meet us to find more about what we do, get your very own “This is Clapham” tote , or  buy Ace of Clubs Meal Tickets that get a homeless person a nourishing meal at our centre.

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Ace of Clubs – winter opening hours

Ace of Clubs is now open from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday . See below for details of our weekly timetable.

Ace of Clubs Winter Opening Hours

Open Monday to Friday

12:00 – 4:00

All Welcome

Lunch (£1:00) : 12:00 – 1:30

Soup and Sandwiches (50p) : 3:00 – 3:30

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday : Showers (book at reception)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday : Clothes Store (After 2:30)
  • Tuesday : Women’s Club 10:00 – 12:00
  • Monday : Job Search 10:30 – 11:30
  • Wednesday : Visiting Dentist
  • Thursday : Visiting Nurse
  • Also ask about Glassdoor Nightshelter Caseworker and the visiting DWP advisor
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Ace at the movies

We have just hosted 6  film crews in one week! 

We have been working in partnership with students from Ravensbourne  ( a media college in Greenwich) . They have been creating  some short films about Ace of Clubs. Filming took place in October, and they are now working on the edits.

With subjects including the Bike Club, Volunteering and Ace Shopping we look forward to seeing what they have come up with, and hope to post some of the finished films on this website. Watch this space!


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Balham Shop Now Open !

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new shop in Balham.

After a full refurbishment, and with carefully selected stock, we have now opened the second ACE! shop at 111 Balham High Rd, SW12  9AP. (Opposite Waitrose).

Please come and visit – we are open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 6:00, and on Sundays 11:00 – 4:00.

The two shops play a vital part in  funding  the work of Ace of Clubs, so please support the shops with your donations and your purchases.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of running . Please look at the “get involved” page on this website for more information.


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Abbeville Fete , Comedy Club and Bike Ride!

The wonderful Abbeville Fete will be on Saturday 24th June.

Once again Ace of Clubs are one of their supported charities. We will have a stall at the fete where we will be on hand to tell you more about what we do, and how you can help, as well as selling carefully selected items from our shops! Please come along and say hello.

Ace of Clubs are delighted to be supported by the Clapham Comedy Club . We will be receiving 25% of the profits from a fabulous gig coming up on Thursday 18th June, at Bread and Roses. Simon Munnery and Tony Law are starring – so please come along, have a brilliant evening and support us at the same time.

A team of intrepid cyclists from a local firm – SMC Home Technology –  are riding from London to Brighton on Saturday 3rd June, and are seeking sponsorship for  Ace of Clubs as motivation for their endeavour! Rumour has it that some of them will be tackling the Downs on Bromptons.


Please follow and support the SMC Warriors via  their sponsorship website


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