730 items of food, toiletries, warm clothes, and Christmas lights were among gifts on a shopping list we compiled to give to community groups in Bexley as part of our charitable giving this Christmas.
We developed a ‘Community Chest’ to tie in with our 50th anniversary celebrations this year aimed at focusing on local organisations and giving something back.
Through the chest, we’ve been delighted to support the Bexley Winter Shelter, Bexley Foodbank, Mind in Bexley Community Pantry, Orchard Primary School, St Peter Chanel School and Hope Community School with much-needed items.
Throughout the year, we’ve also supported Dartford Trampoline Club as it searches for a new home, and Phoenix Football Club with the purchase of a pizza oven to help feed children after league matches and help them raise funds for the club.
Our managing partner Tanya Hamilton says “We’re delighted to have brought some Christmas cheer to so many people across our community. It’s been very humbling to hear some of the requests and lovely to support these organisations with donations.”