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Christmas Appeal

  • We are grateful to all of our supporters who so generously joined us at Christmas in changing lives for the better! Each year Community Links reaches out to thousands of children, families and vulnerable adults at Christmas. Our 2014 Christmas Appeal generated funds which will make a difference for some of east London’s most disadvantaged people throughout the forthcoming year.

 Your generosity helped to make Christmas special for thousands of disadvantaged people across east London. Your have enabled us to make a real positive difference to the lives of families across Newham: we have provided Christmas presents for children who might otherwise have received nothing this year; provided special festive food hampers for families struggling to feed themselves; enabled thousands of children to benefit from once in a lifetime activities such as Christmas parties and trips to the pantomime.

Highlights include:

Alongside the local people who benefited from support at Christmas our wonderful volunteers also spoke about the impact that taking part had on them. Here are some quotes from Christmas Corporate Volunteering events:

'It was such a special day and amazing to see the kids enjoy themselves and leave with a smile on their face" Netapp Volunteer, Arc in the Park Christmas Party

"It was fulfilling, heart-warming and made me feel good about myself, I got to meet some interesting people" Morgan Stanley Volunteer, Pensioners Christmas Party 

"Gratifying to help others as we come from a family who has more than enough" Man Group Volunteer, Toy Warehouse

"It was a day well spent helping those less fortunate, experience all the joys that the holiday season can bring" Accenture Volunteer, Toy Warehouse

"It was so much fun I forgot I was working. Great to give something back and great to have the team building opportunity" Nettapp Volunteer, Arc in the Park Christmas Party

  • The annual Community Links Christmas Appeal is organised in parbership with our local Newspaper The Newham Recorder