A Hounslow-based community project has successfully delivered over 1,700 presents for children in Hounslow this Christmas.
Started by Seema Malhotra MP, Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and Chair of the Hounslow Education Partnership Victoria Eadie, the Hounslow Christmas Project has raised over £14,000 from business and community donations to bring happiness to children whose parents may be unable to afford gifts themselves.
Local businesses including DPD, Russell Finex, SEGRO, Sprint Logistics, Heston Hyde Hotel, Shetson Property Development, Cygnet, Oasis Accounting and solicitors Universal Fortunes Ltd generously supported the project, whilst community donations to the project’s Just Giving page totalled over £3,000.
The Hounslow Christmas Project team, led by a group of Hounslow volunteers, has also expressed its gratitude to Springwest Academy, Logic Studio School, Reach Foundation, Ruth Cadbury MP, and Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education for their support in making the project happen. The support of the local DPD team in Feltham who dedicated a driver for three days made sure all the deliveries reached the participating schools last week.
Commenting on the success of the project, Victoria Eadie said: “The response from our local community has been overwhelming and we’ve raced against the clock to buy, wrap and deliver over 1,700 presents to children in 42 schools across Hounslow. It was a huge challenge but everyone involved from students to teachers gave it their all and enjoyed the shared Christmas spirit of caring and giving. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Malhotra said “After a very difficult year, every child deserves a gift this Christmas. Thank you to all of those who helped us to give Children in Hounslow a Christmas to remember.”
The Hounslow Christmas Project has released a video thanking everyone who supported the project, which can be viewed online here: https://twitter.com/hounslow_xmas/status/1340967214506254336
To find out more, visit the Hounslow Christmas Project Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hounslow-Christmas-Project-2020-100778545224651