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Help us support our local charities this 2020 at Merchant Square

Mon 16 November 2020
Help us support our local charities this 2020 at Merchant Square

This year at Merchant Square we hope everyone can join us in supporting a few local charities close to us in Paddington who we’ve raised money and collected for in the past years.

All item collections can be dropped to the reception in 5 Merchant Square, W2 1AS from Wednesday 18th November – Monday 7th December 2020.

1. West London Mission – WLM empower people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to live more fulfilling lives. Their central collection is nearby us at Seymour Place in Marylebone. We will be doing an item collection in 5 Merchant Square and are looking for following:

    • Oyster cards with some credit on them
    • Mobile phone credit for different providers
    • Mobiles
    • Toiletries
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Slippers
    • Card holders
    • Wallets
    • Chocolate Selection boxes
    • Diaries and pens
    • supermarket voucher
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Clothes vouchers
    • Keyrings
    • Non-alcoholic hampers
    • Recreational vouchers
    • Moving on kits (bedding, towel set, toiletries & cleaning items)
    • Moving on kits (pots, cutlery & dishes)
    • Document holders (bank statements, personal paperwork)

    If you can’t drop in any items, you can donate directly to their appeal:

    2. Marylebone Project – The Marylebone Project is a Registered Social Landlord set up in partnership between Church Army and the Portman House Trust. Their Marylebone Centre delivers education, employment and training opportunities as well as provides long and short term beds to homeless women.

    For Christmas we are collecting women’s coats and shoes for the Marylebone Project which you can drop into 5 Merchant Square reception. If you aren’t able to drop any items to us you can donate directly:

    3. North Paddington Food Bank – We will be doing a food collection for the North Paddington Food Bank.

    We are looking for the following items:

    • Tinned Foods
    • Cooking Sauces
    • Rice, Pasta, Lentils & Couscous
    • Cereal
    • Long-Life Milk
    • Coffee, Tea & Sugar
    • Sweet & Savoury Snacks
    • Instant Soup/Noodles
    • James & Spreads
    • Toilet Roll
    • Toiletries
    • Toothpaste & Brushes
    • Sanitary Towels
    • Nappies

    No fresh food, perishables, alcohol, opened items, medicines or items passed their use by dates. These will be collected in a box in 5 Merchant Square.

    Click here for more about the North Paddington Food Bank

    4. COSMIC – COSMIC supports the children’s and neonatal intensive care units at St. Mary’s and Queen Charlottes Hospital in London by helping patients and their families, and enabling their dedicated teams to treat hundreds of babies and children in intensive care each year.

    Unfortunately this year COSMIC aren’t able to take any toy donations but you can donate directly to them through their appeal: Donate to COSMIC Charity Covid-19 Intensive Care Appeal

We hope you can join us in supporting these great local charities this Christmas.

Any questions, please e-mail us.

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