Presents will go to needy children
Wimbledon-based charity, the Generations Foundation, has donated 300 Christmas presents for Merton’s children in need.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis and Cabinet member for children's services, Councillor Maxi Martin took delivery of the presents that arrived at the Civic Centre in Morden (see right).
Merton's social workers are giving the presents to children in the run up to Christmas. GiftTree co-ordinated and arranged the presents after funding was donated to them by the Generations charity.
The charity was set up in 2005 by the Finch and aims to provide a better quality of life for children who need it the most; those who are disabled, disadvantaged, or struggle with ill health.
It supports local causes in Merton and also works abroad in developing countries. It supports projects for enviromental protection and conservation; the central aim being to leave a gift for future generations.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: "These presents will make Christmas extra special for Merton’s children in need. It is great that a local charity has provided so much joy for these young people."
Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Maxi Martin said: "We are really grateful that our children are receiving such great presents. I would like to thank Generations for such a kind donation."
March 20, 2013