Can you spare a gift for a Camden child in need this Christmas?

The Mayor of Camden Councillor Nadia Shah is calling on local residents and businesses to donate Christmas presents for disadvantaged children and teenagers across the borough.

Camden Council is working hard to tackle inequality and reduce child poverty, however there are many children that will not receive a Christmas present this year without your help. The Mayor is collecting gifts for vulnerable children and teenagers who live in poverty, who are in care or who are temporarily homeless.

The Mayor said: “Every child deserves to have a special Christmas but there are children and teenagers across Camden who will not enjoy the festive celebrations this year that many of us take for granted. I hope as many people as possible will be able to donate a gift. It’s a small gesture that will make a big difference on Christmas Day for hundreds of vulnerable children in the borough.

“Last year, the generosity of Camden staff, residents and businesses helped more than 130 Camden children to have a happier Christmas. I’m sure we can beat that this year and make Christmas that little bit more magical for even more children.”

Presents will need to be checked by trading standards before being wrapped and delivered to local children through our family services and social work teams.

If you are able to help, please bring a new, unwrapped present to the Mayor’s office at the Town Hall, Judd Street by Tuesday 20 December. If you are ordering online please send to: Mayor’s Office, Xmas Appeal, Town Hall, Judd St, London WC1H 9JE.