Charities In Merton Have Reason To Feel Optimistic About 2020

Merton Giving Week has already raised more than £60,000

Merton Giving

Merton Giving Week was the perfect opportunity for businesses, community groups and residents to raise money to help small charities in Merton. 

In a recent survey by Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight – it was highlighted that 41% of small charities expected their income to rise over the next 12 months and in general, are feeling more optimistic about the future. 

MVSC, Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Council are working together to continue this feeling of optimism for charities by dedicating a week to raising the profile, and money, for the Merton Giving Fund during Merton Giving Week.

As the Fund reaches its first birthday, the value of donations or in-kind has passed £60,000.

Merton Giving Week, which in 2019 took place from December 2-8, saw many local businesses, community groups and residents raise money. 

Here are just a few examples of how they took part:

· Peacock and Co solicitors has committed to making Merton Giving their charity of the year for 2020. Their support began during Merton Giving Week when they offered their professional skills (and waiving their fees) to write wills in exchange for donations to Merton Giving

· Love Wimbledon, Esente Hair, Merton Council, Time & Leisure Magazine, Peacock & Co Solicitors and many more donated to dress in funky style on #FunkyFriday

· AFC Wimbledon pledged to raise funds for Merton Giving by hosting a bucket collection on match day later this season

· Suburban Bar created a special Merton Giving cocktail and made a donation for every drink sold

· Aya Cuisine kindly donated money from every table they served during Merton Giving Week

· Eligo Recruitment hosted a delicious, and rather tempting, bake sale with all money raised going towards the Merton Giving Fund

· Cullens Clearances (pictured above) made a pledge of support to donate 100% of auction sales from the Stuart Watson Auction and match it from their own pocket

· Luma Loves Café donated to the Merton Giving Fund for every cup of coffee or hot drink sold during Merton Giving Week.

Barbara Price, Interim Chief Executive at MVSC said: “Merton Giving Week was a fantastic opportunity to help grow the Merton Giving Fund which will enable us to distribute further grant funding to local charities. We want to thank businesses, community groups and residents for taking part and showing us that community spirit is still alive in Merton. Merton Giving Week is building momentum and we hope to make this part of the Merton calendar every year."

December 29, 2019