January 6, 2014
Christmas cheer in South London
At the end of last year the Charity People team offered some well-received support to the Better Bankside Together at Christmas scheme.
Teaming up with several other local businesses the Charity People office donated some much needed gifts including warm clothing, toiletries and food all of which were given to needy youngsters and the homeless in the local area. The team then took a trip down to the Better Bankside offices to help wrap the presents (all 1800 of them) which were then distributed to 11 local housing projects and to Beormund Primary School which helps children with special needs. Daniele Cohen of Better Bankside said: 'There has been an amazing response from Bankside workers and residents to Together at Christmas, a record number of businesses hosted collection boxes and, I'm delighted to say, we will give more gifts than ever before to some of the most vulnerable individuals in Bankside.'
Several charities are supported by the Together at Christmas scheme. They include the Robes Project which provides shelter and food, The Manna Centre (a drop-in centre for the homeless), Look Ahead, who work to help house young people and both Hopton's Almshouses and Lucy Brown House who work with older people.
David Lale, Chairman at Charity People said: 'The Christmas project at Better Bankside was a great way to support our local community and improve our wrapping skills in the run up to Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend the experience to other local businesses.'
Charity People aims to give back to the sector it supports and this was just one of a number of team fundraising and volunteering activities in 2013 which included a company donation to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal and our Chairman David Lale and Team Leader Neil Hogan slogging their way through 26 miles in Frankfurt for Tiny Tickers, the baby heart charity, in October.
At the end of last year some cheerful members of the Charity People team offered some well-received support to the Better Bankside Together at Christmas scheme