Project information

Give a Gift

This Christmas many children in Merton will go with out presents. The Wimbledon Guild would like to change this and give them a Happy Christmas.

A donation of just £5 will put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

We are giving gifts to all children up to their late teens across the borough

November 2015 - January 2016

Charity information

Wimbledon Guild

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  • Need


    We are tackling hardship in the borough of Merton but especially around Christmas for young people.
    60% of families living in poverty in Merton are in work.

    with rise in cost of housing and general bills people are finding it hard to cope, often going without food to make ends meet


    we will be giving Christmas gifts to children and young people who might otherwise not receive a gift and asking for donations to help give hardship grants to families for food, bills and general items.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to reach children throughout the borough of Merton who are living in financial hardship


    » by raising enough funds to meet the large demand for gifts and hardship grants

    through giving out gifts and collecting the numbers of children reached. we will monitor the distribution of gifts and grants and set outcomes to gather information about poverty

  • Impact


    we are simply hoping to make their Christmas a little happier, to enable families to have a happy time and to help them with practical items to help get out of poverty


    no funding would mean we couldnt complete our aim - but we are also collecting donated gifts ot ensure the children receive gifts for christmas, however we need a variety of gifts for boys and girls of varying ages.


    via our website and social media and by email or letter directly.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Give a gift 1000 gifts for children in Merton
  • Background


    The project works across the Borough of Merton in the areas of most deprivation. ten years ago the majority of people in poverty in the borough were not in employment we now know that 60% of people in poverty in the borough live in a family where someone is in work. having assessed the local needs we see that families struggle to pay for things like uniform, white good and food too. Christmas highlights this lack and can cause stress and depression.


    children and families living in financial hardship in the borough of merton

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Wimbledon Guild is a local charity working within the borough of Merton with stakeholders and the local community to access people in need of financial help and practical solutions to their needs, including hardship, mental heath and ageing.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fiona Healey-Hutchinson

    Head of fundraising & marketing