December is a busy month packed with Christmas community activities. Five of our Community Programme companies are supporting local good causes this month and we are delighted to support them.
Christmas Wrapping at Montcalm Marble Arch:
The Montcalm Marble Arch were busy on Friday 6 December, hosting a Christmas wrapping station for the West London Mission. Montcalm guests were encouraged to make a small donation and support those affected by homelessness this winter. Montcalm plan to host additional sessions for last minute shoppers the following week.
Christmas Carols with Multiplex at One Marble Arch Place:
Later that day, 23 students from St Mary Magdalene Primary were invited to sing carols at One Marble Arch Place. Students sang to both office and site staff and were treated to a delicious canteen meal for lunch. The visit was to thank Multiplex and their contractors for raising £1500 for their school. The money will be going towards a new playhouse and the ongoing renovations of their Double Decker Bus turned library.
The Marriott donate warm winter items to the Marylebone Project:
Monday 9 December saw the Marriott Marble Arch and its sister hotels donate three bags of warm clothing to the Marylebone Project. The Marylebone Project houses 112 beds for homeless women and provides essential services for rough sleepers through their drop-in day centre.
Blue Jeans spread to cheer to Neighbourcare service users:
Colleagues from Blue Jeans have been busy generously collecting and wrapping presents for the service users of Neighbourcare. On Monday 13 December colleagues will be dropping off the presents which will later be distributed via the charities elderly befriending scheme. Neighbourcare is a volunteer-led charity that supports elderly and isolated residents in the local community.
Cirrus Logic support North Paddington Foodbank:
Tuesday 14 December will see Cirrus Logic donate the food and essential supplies their colleagues at Marble Arch House have been collecting for the North Paddington Foodbank . The North Paddington Food bank is a charitable organization open to the public each Wednesday which services over 5000 people each year. Referred service users can collect food parcels, in addition to receiving support from the Citizens Advice Bureau.