Local Help With Your Christmas Shopping

Special event for those who need a hand

Help is on hand for older people and people with a disability in Merton with an assisted festive shopping day in Wimbledon's Centre Court shopping centre.

Merton Council, in partnership with Volunteer Centre Merton and Centre Court shopping centre will have volunteers ready to assist shoppers with free transport to and from the centre and help getting around.

Residents will also be able to relax with a free tea or coffee, mince pies and a chat with the Mayor, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender, during the event from 10.30-1pm on Sunday November 20.

Santa's little helpers will be ready to help, as young people from Wimbledon's Ursuline and Ricards Lodge High Schools will be pushing wheelchairs, carrying bags and offering a friendly face throughout the day supervised by their teachers and staff from Volunteer Centre Merton.

Younger pupils from Joseph Hood Primary School in Wimbledon Chase will be entertaining shoppers with their Christmas carols.  

Following the success of last year's event, when more than 50 people took part, residents can book their place on the bus by ringing 0208-545-4782.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender said: "I am looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit with all the shoppers in Wimbledon. I urge anyone interested to book their place today and take advantage of this fun day out."

October 31, 2011