As part of #KNOWvember – a whole month of face to face meet ups to encourage friendship and reduce isolation – we are delighted to launch our ** MGF Christmas Gift Appeal **
For the third year running, we are collecting gifs for families in need and for the second time, we are thrilled to be collecting UNWRAPPED NEW presents for women and children escaping domestic and sexual violence in South East London.
The gifts will be collected and donated to The Her Centre, Woolwich for their Christmas party. We can’t think of a better way to prove our #nomumleftbehind mission.
Deadline for delivering gifts is Monday December 3rd 2018.
Update: there is now an option to post gifts if you can’t deliver them in person:
Send your UNWRAPPED gift to:
MGF Christmas Appeal
c/o St Georges MOT Test Centre,
10 George Lane,
(Last year, lots of people ordered gifts online and had them delivered directly to Paul). The fab Paul Drake will collect them up and deliver them on our behalf.
Any gift of any size aimed at babies right through to adult women would be very much appreciated.
DROP OFF POINTS:
- St Georges MOT Centre, 8-10 George Lane, Lewisham (down the bottom of George Lane, near the hospital) – Opening times: Mon – Fri 9-5
- Under 1 Roof, Unit 9, The IO Centre, Skeffington Street,
Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, SE18 6SR – Opening times: WEEKDAYS 9AM-4PM/ WEEKENDS 9AM-5PM
- Any Sing-Along-Sally class
- The Bridge, East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Chevening Rd, London SE10 0LB
YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO BRING A GIFT TO ANY OF OUR #KNOWVEMBER EVENTS OR THE CLOTHES SWAP PARTY.
ABOUT THE HER CENTRE:
ABOUT THE GIFTS:
- New gifts only please
- No minimum spend – a bar of chocolate or a £10 gift set are both equally welcome (max £15 per gift please)
- Please DO NOT WRAP your gift
- No cash please
- Nothing that requires batteries or other replaceable parts please
Warm hat and mittens
Baby sleeping bag
Football (bear in mind there may be limited access to outdoor space)
White board and marker pens
Pretend food / pots / pans
Fancy dress such as Drs kit or similar
Warm hat, scarf and gloves
Colouring pencils and colouring book (with a pencil sharpener)
Fun / appropriate toiletries like sparkly soap (bear in mind that the family may have no access to a bath / shower)
Lego / mega blocks
Hat / scarf / gloves
Food selection box: posh biscuits, nice tea, chocolate, cake, etc.
More basic food hamper including staple foods such as pasta, tinned fruit / veg, herbs and spices, etc.
Vouchers for shops that sell food and clothes. Tesco would be ideal, but M&S, Sainsbury’s etc. would be great too.