Snap Up A Top Prize And Meet A Local Celerity

June Whitfield to hand out photo prizes

Local celebrity June Whitfield will present the prizes for a photography competition, themed 'Merton Volunteers in Action'.

All you have to do is enter your picture of volunteers at work in Merton and you could be presented with one of these prizes by June:

1st: A top of the range Sony NEX-C3KB digital camera with 18-55mm lens in black, donated by Sony Centre, Wimbledon.

2nd: A Canon SELPHY ES40 Printer, donated by Centre Court, Wimbledon.

3rd: A Motorola MF700 7” Digital Photo Frame, also donated by Centre Court.

The competition, which is being run by Volunteer Centre Merton, is open until November 30.

Hot from filming three specials of TV's "Absolutely Fabulous", June will present the prizes at Wimbledon's Centre Court Shopping Centre at noon on Saturday January 14.

Organiser, Philip Barrow, said: "We're absolutely delighted that June Whitfield is going to present the prizes.  This is the biggest promotion that VCM has undertaken in recent years and we're determined to put the spotlight on Merton’s volunteers and encourage others to get involved."

For full details of how to enter and the rules go to or call VCM on 0208-640-7355, email:, to arrange a copy in the post.

  • VCM registers around 3,000 volunteers a year and places them with groups and charities throughout the borough, many of whom would not be able to exist without them.  It is Centre Court Shopping Centre's nominated charity for the year.

October 17, 2011