Wimbledon Guild's Annual Harvest Helps The Needy

Donations in aid of the local community

Nearly five tonnes of food was donated to The Wimbledon Guild's annual Harvest collection.

The donations came from local organisations and more than 25 schools, including: St Mary's, Donhead, St Mark's, Hillcross, Wimbledon Chase, Poplar, The Priory, Ricards Lodge, Holy Trinity Primary and All Saints schools.

This year's donations have provided much needed relief for struggling families, the elderly, the homeless and women's refuges across the community.

The great support received from local schools and churches during Harvest collection plays a huge role in helping The Wimbledon Guild to tackle poverty head on.

Faith in Action Project Manager, Andy Fairbairn said: "Faith in Action Merton regularly give food parcels to homeless rough sleepers throughout the year.

"The donations we receive from the Wimbledon Guild restock our supplies each year, which helps us to carry on this invaluable service through the cold winter months."

November 1, 2013

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Pupils at Wimbledon Chase Primary School showing their food donations: (L-R)
Lewis Ford, Truly Alabi-Isama, Gabriel Hodgkin, Headteacher Mrs Sue Tomes, Thomas Braddick, Neve Husain, Yammik Kambskard-Bennett