Lambeth: Bringing Christmas cheer to those in need

17 December 2020

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Two thousands roast dinners have been delivered to elderly and vulnerable residents this week under a partnership between Lambeth Council and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London Hotel ahead of the festive season.

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Lambeth: Bringing Christmas cheer to those in need

A team of 36 volunteers from the council and the business prepared and pack food boxes with the support of Lord Charlie Falconer and Lord Michael Cashman who, amongst others, contributed to the charitable effort.

More than a dozen local community organisations, including The Community Trust in Stockwell , SW9 Community Housing in Stockwell (pictured) and Streets Kitchen in Stockwell, dropped off the meals to people’s homes.

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Members for Voluntary Sector and Leisure, said: “We have worked hard through the Covid-19 crisis to provide food and care packages to vulnerable households. This has been achieved in partnerships with community groups and stakeholders across Lambeth.

“I’m delighted at this latest effort which builds on that work, and has attracted such strong support. At a time when many people are struggling these freshly cooked meals will help spread some festive cheer ahead of the holidays.”

It was organised by Lambeth’s Cllr Ibrahim Dogus with support from Galliard Homes, Canary Wharf Group, Braeburn Estates, Southbank Place and Lowick Group.

The hotel’s involvement in the initiative follows its partnership with Oasis Academy at the South Bank earlier this year, which saw it provide fresh-delivered meals to underprivileged school children, as well as those most in need within the local community.

Suat Binkaya, General Manager at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, said: “We are very happy to be able to support Lambeth Council’s initiative and provide so many cooked meals to those who need them most.

“Supporting this worthwhile cause is so important, especially at this time of year, and we hope that this will help make a difference to the local residents and provide a bit of festive cheer.”