Christmas in Marble Arch is undoubtedly going to look very different this year, but the amazing work of our local community partners will be continuing throughout the busy festive period. After a very challenging eight months, the following organisations will be seeking both financial and physical donations to best support their service users over the coming months.
West London Mission
West London Mission is a charity that operates several centres across London (including WLM Seymour Place) which are designed to support and empower individuals affected by homelessness. WLM would be hugely grateful for your support. Requested items include preloaded oyster cards, mobile phone credit, clothing, bedding, towel sets and toiletries.
To make a financial donation to the West London Mission, please click here.
The Marylebone Project
The Marylebone Project is a registered social landlord providing 112 beds to homeless women and offering essential facilities and support via their drop-in centre. The Marylebone Centre also delivers education, employment and training opportunities to support service users into independent living.
The Marylebone Project is currently collecting donations of Christmas presents for their residents. The charity particularly welcomes donations of cutlery, kettles, toasters, microwaves, pots and pans.
To make a financial donation to the Marylebone Project, please click here.
The Westminster Society
The Westminster Society (soon to be the Learning Disability Network) works with children and adults with learning disabilities. The charity supports their service users to stay healthy, be safe and live well in a society. This year, the Westminster Society will be holding The Great Christmas Hamper Raffle, with three festive hampers to be won.
The charity is seeking products and gift vouchers to fill each hamper with a target to raise £5,000 for the Rainbows Family Centre. The Westminster Society needs funds for specialist equipment, sensory toys and vital therapy sessions,
To make a financial donation to the Westminster Society, please click here.
Westminster Council’s ‘Help the Homeless’ Project
Westminster Council’s designated Rough Sleeping Team have set up a ‘Help the Homeless’ winter donation hub in Knightsbridge. The Team are currently seeking donations of good quality men’s clothing, shoes, toiletries and books. These items will support local Westminster rough sleepers over the coming months. For information on donations and the project, please contact our community team.
If you would like additional information on any of the community partners mentioned, please do get in touch with our community team.