Brixton Pound

Brixton Pound

Meet the Team

Madeleine Boomgaarden

General Manager

Madeleine is interested in building compassionate, collaborative, connected communities. She wants to tell as many people as possible about the Brixton Pound: it's important cultural and social place within the south London community. In practical terms that means the Brixton Fund, Brixton Pound, its wonderful cafe using donated food saved from landfill, the many activities taking place there and the space to meet, chat, just be. Email Madeleine at madeleine@brixtonpound.org with ideas for partnerships, activities or conversations. 

Lauren Harbord

Operations Assistant

Want to host a poetry reading, party, knitting workshop, meetings, supper club or book launch? Contact Lauren to hire our beautiful, light upper cafe space in the heart of Brixton. Talk to Lauren about booking our lower room also. It’s great for life drawing, yoga, band practice, meditation or comedy nights. Lauren says, 'All profits from hire go towards the Brixton Fund, making small grants to grass roots causes. Take a look at our cafe chalkboard or website to get involved.' Lauren also looks after our merchandise and that includes the iconic Brixton Pound as well as Tshirts and Bowie prints. Contact Lauren at spacehire@brixtonpound.org. 

Sean Parker

Kitchen Manager

Imagine a world where food doesn’t go to waste. Look no further. Using surplus ingredients that would otherwise be discarded, Sean and his team create filling, inventive and tasty vegan and vegetarian meals — dishes with a conscience. Sean says, 'All our food and drink is pay-what-you-can, so it’s affordable, whatever your situation.' Sean also manages our volunteer programme so talk to him if you would like kitchen experience or know someone who would be interested in the opportunity in our friendly community space. Email Sean at kitchen@brixtonpound.org

Anna LeTouze

Social Media Officer

Connect with the Brixton Pound on social and keep on top of our radical programme of events, collaborations and out-of-the-box thinking. Find us @BrixtonPound or @BrixtonPoundCaf.