This Christmas, Lewisham Shopping Centre in partnership with MET Police and Demelza Hospice Care for Children want to ensure each child in the Lewisham borough receives a Christmas gift by launching its Giving Tree initiative for the fourth year running.
The centre will be asking its customers to pick a tag from the tree, which will help inspire them to buy an extra Christmas gift for a child in need. A team of Christmas helpers will then ensure all gifts are delivered safely in time for Christmas to children in Lewisham. The centre is also encouraging gifts from the public which will be donated to the borough’s homeless this winter.
From now until December 24, the centre and the MET Police will be supporting Demelza, who provide vital care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families.
Paul Redden, Centre Manager of Lewisham Shopping Centre, commented:
“We’re really looking forward to supporting such a great cause again this year within Lewisham. Last year our shoppers donated over 1,200 gifts so we hope that together again this year, we can help to bring some Christmas spirit to the children and young people the charities support!”
Sargent Dave Moss at the Met Police, added:
“We’re really pleased to have joined up with Lewisham Shopping Centre for the fourth time running on this incredible initiative. We hope that as the community are buying gifts and stocking fillers for their friends and families, many of them will also be inspired to pick up one extra gift that will make a big difference to a child in Lewisham and the surrounding boroughs.”
The Giving Tree will be in place from November 15 – December 24 in the Central Square. Only new products, sealed or with Giving Tree tags attached, will be accepted. The gifts will be delivered in time for Christmas.
For more information about the initiative please visit: https://lewishamshopping.co.uk/articles/donate-christmas-gift-charity-our-giving-tree