Havering Volunteer Centre has been providing vital support for elderly and vulnerable residents across the borough throughout the pandemic. This year they are calling on local people to donate items from the list below so that they can deliver some Christmas cheer to those that are in need. Donations will also be used to raise funds to support the ongoing work of the Havering Volunteer Centre. Items requested are:

  • · - Mince pies
  • · - Christmas puddings
  • · - Chocolate selection boxes
  • · - Panatone
  • · - Christmas decorations
  • · - Boxes of biscuits
  • · - Unused bath sets
  • · - Christmas crackers
  • · - Wrapping paper
  • · - Cranberry sauce
  • · - Bottles of alcohol

If you would like to donate, please drop items off to Havering Volunteer Centre, 32-34 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR by Monday 14 December.

Jon Cruddas MP said: "Havering Volunteer Centre have been fantastic over the last year and have supported thousands of local people. I have had good reports from my constituents who have benefitted from their schemes to tackle isolation. This Christmas will be like any other in living memory, so I would encourage people to support the centre and the work they are doing to deliver some festive cheer to those that need it most this year."