A charity appeal that aims to spread some Christmas cheer to every vulnerable OAP in Southwark is more than halfway towards its fundraising target.
Since our front page coverage last week, over £14,000 has been pledged by generous wellwishers to the appeal set up by United St Saviour’s Charity, Southwark Council and St George The Martyr.
In total, it aims to raise £22,000 to pay for Christmas meals, hampers and gifts for people at risk of loneliness including those living on their own and shielding due to being extremely clinically vulnerable.
The fund will be divided up among numerous charities, community groups and TRAs across the borough.
Those given financial support so far include Blackfriars Settlement, East Dulwich’s Link Age Southwark, Southwark Pensioners’ Centre, Southwark Carers, Brandon 3 TRA, Pembroke House, Somali Integration Development Association and Rye Hill TRA.