Local Businesses Helping Local Charities
A big thanks to Wimbledon Nando’s staff who recently helped out at the Faith in Action Drop In Centre on Kingston Road by cooking food, cleaning up the store room, packing donation parcels and generally lending a helping hand where needed. This great community spirit is in addition to them already donating food to Faith in Action on a regular basis. All the staff enjoyed the experience and are arranging to assist again very soon. Another Wimbledon town centre business helping this local charity was TK Maxx who donated two pallets of clothes to Faith in Action and are looking to donate more on a regular basis.
The Alexandra continued this community theme by hosting a party to thank all the amazing volunteers that gave their time for the Merton winter Night Shelter 2018. Giving food, shelter and support to homeless people every night for seven weeks they really are the unsung heroes. Sarah and Mick laid on drinks and food which was very much enjoyed by all the volunteers and a great evening was had by all.
Nicki Zisman, YMCA Wimbledon, commented, “The Alexandra Pub not only provided the evening meal at St Mark’s on a couple of evenings for our guests in the first block, but also hosted our shelter celebration again this year to thank our fabulous volunteers. It was a lovely opportunity to come together socially in such a wonderful setting and feed back a little of the success of this year’s shelter run. For Krysia, Magdalena and I, it was a rare opportunity to meet many of our unsung volunteer heroes who cover the night shifts, early morning breakfast shifts and schlep the luggage from venue to venue, and a chance to say a big thank you to all.”
Great to see local businesses assisting local charities, thank you to all our businesses for your donation of time and much needed items to help our local charities in the vital work they do for the local community.
If your business wishes to assist local charities, in any form, please contact Kevin Gallagher, Love Wimbledon Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.