There are loads of ways you can help organisations in Wimbledon who are supporting those in need locally.
Merton Street Pastors, who have been conducting late night patrols around the streets of Wimbledon for ten years, are appealing for help in the form of volunteers or donations. Merton Street Pastors aim to care, listen and help as much as they can and their presence helps to make Wimbledon safer, whether it’s a listening ear, a pair of flip flops or help to a bus, taxi, train or tram they’ll do what they can! Find out how you can help here.
In addition to its regular and hugely popular Meet Up Mondays event, The Alexandra Pub in Wimbledon will also be hosting another wonderful Don’t Be Alone Lunch on Christmas Day, for the fifth year. Landlords, Mich and Sarah always say that the hardest part of this is getting people to take the plunge and join, rather than spending Christmas alone. There’s no need to even book – just pitch up when doors open at midday on Wednesday 25th December. Follow The Alexandra on Twitter to keep up to date with news about these events and spread the word!
Wimbledon Guild runs many events throughout the year aimed at reducing social isolation and lonliness, helping people experiencing difficulties, and enabling older people to be active and healthy. They hold regular clubs and classes, talks to entertain, enlighten and inspire, and trips to places of interest around London, Surrey and the local area. They will also be hosting a Carol Service on Tuesday 10th December. Wimbledon Guild relies on financial donations from local people, businesses and organisations. Find out how you could help here.
Big Toy Rehoming at The Entertainer – Bring your unwanted toys in to The Entertainer Wimbledon, who will rehome them via the Salvation Army. The Big Toy Rehoming aims to reduce plastic waste by prolonging the life of toys, while helping to ensure every child has the opportunity to play this Christmas.
Homeless Donations Appeal
- Prince of Wales – the Wimbledon pub is collecting donations for Merton’s Faith in Action, which operates a homeless drop-in centre to support vulnerable people in our community. They have already received donations of shoes, warm clothing, toiletries, sleeping bags and tinned food. Donations welcomed until the New Year.
- Wimbledon Station’s Shoe Box Appeal – On Friday 13 December 2019, between 7am – 7pm, staff at Wimbledon Station will be on hand to receive shoe boxes filled with donations for the homeless in Merton.