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messageXmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by trefford21 December 07, 10:28AM

Does anyone know of any means of getting Christmas presents to local children who might otherwise go without? I know in some towns they have Christmas trees with wish lists in shopping centres, where local children can request presents.

Failing that, I guess the Copleston Centre would accept gifts?

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by James Barber December 07, 11:15AM

The Met Police run such a scheme - [www.met.police.uk]

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messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Jules-and-Boo December 07, 12:52PM

James,

thanks for that link.
The website says the local drop off is Silvester Road and due today. They wrap them as well :-)

I'll be dropping something off local to where I work, but I think helping our local children is soo important.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by singalto December 07, 02:16PM

When I looked it up, it said that Walworth Rd police station or Brixton were the places to drop presents off... There is nowhere in Sylvester rd to drop anything off these days..

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by trefford21 December 07, 05:38PM

Thanks James. Will head over to Walworth Road this evening!

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Jennys December 07, 08:53PM

I think there is a place in the Lewisham shopping centre where gifts can be given for less fortunate people.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Penguinpost December 07, 09:02PM

I really want to do this as well, my work used to run a scheme for tower hamlets kids where John Lewis has a gift list.
Does anyone know of anything like this you can do rather than having to take them somewhere? Or else something that has a super local to Se22 drop off point? Its just a pain dragging the kids along but I know Iím being a bit lazy. I was wondering today if the church at Barry Road May need presents?

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Mrs D December 07, 10:32PM

At my work we wrapped 40 empty shoe boxes in Xmas paper, and filled each box with gifts (toys, clothes, stationary, books etc.) We then delivered them to the Camden Home Start branch as that was the branch closest to work. They wanted everything in boxes so that they could easily open up the presents to check what was in there.

Home Start Southwark is based in the Albrighton Centre - May be worth it to contact them to see if they also accept and distribute Xmas presents?

[www.homestartsouthwark.org.uk]



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messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by yeknomyeknom December 14, 07:15PM

Salvation Army are collecting childrenís presents. The Norwood branch is close and collecting.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by BellendenBear December 14, 10:01PM

Met police website said that final day for donations was last Friday but I took presents to Walworth Road this week and they were still taking them.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by yeknomyeknom Today, 10:24AM

On Magic Fm they are regularly running an ad saying Bensons for Beds are collecting wrapped childrenís presents.


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