Merton Giving Launches A Gift For All Christmas Appeal

Local people and businesses being encouraged to donate a gift

Merton Giving Launches A Gift For All Christmas Appeal
Gifts will be distributed to those in need in the area

This festive season Merton Giving is partnering with Centre Court Shopping Centre to encourage local people and local businesses to donate a Christmas Gift and help spread some festive cheer.

The Gift For All Christmas Appeal will support local residents who might otherwise not receive a Christmas present and Merton Giving is joining up with local charities to help distribute the donations.

Diana Sterck, chair of Merton Giving said , “We were incredibly moved and thankful for the generosity of our local community last year which enabled us to provide over 400 gifts to vulnerable residents. 2021 has continued to be another challenging year for so many and we’d like to continue to support residents who might not otherwise receive a gift to help make a positive difference.”

Lynsey Coleman, Senior Marketing Manager at Centre Court Shopping Centre added, “Centre Court are very proud to be partnering with Merton Giving this year to continue their Christmas Gift Appeal. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the value of coming together to benefit the community including those who may not have the same Christmas experience that we all cherish. We encourage anyone who is able to donate a gift this festive season to someone that won’t otherwise receive one.”

To make a donation first select who you’re buying for. This year Merton Giving is collecting for; adults, including elderly residents (male and female), children (boys and girls) and young teenagers (male and female).

Then place your gift into a gift bag with a gift tag indicating who the gift is intended for. Don’t wrap the gift so it can be viewed to allow a quick check before being gifted.

Drop off to Centre Court Shopping Centre, via their Management Centre or a member of staff. Other donation points will be announced later.

To enable gifts to be distributed in time for Christmas, the last date to donate a gift is Monday 13 December

If you would like to make a bulk donation of gift items then contact

You’ll find out more information about how to get involved and the organisations involved at A Gift For All - Merton Giving.

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November 22, 2021