Christmas for many, is the season of goodwill. Lewisham is full of it anyway but we thought we would capture some of our favourite stories that stood out this year. Read on for a sack-full of festive giving stories that will warm your hearts enough to roast chestnuts on them!


Lewisham Shopping Centre Giving Tree 
Shoppers are encouraged to pick a tag from the tree in the central square and buy a gift from one of their stores and drop it off unwrapped by the tree. Presents are given through Barnardo’s and local charity Demelza, who provide the care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families.

Local business parlez supporting Lewisham Food Cycle

parlez are a new eatery in Brockley and they believe in ‘the local as gospel’. Read about how they are supporting a local project FoodCycle Lewisham as well as giving back through the Lewisham Local Card.

Anthology, a housing developer working on the Deptford Foundry development have donated handmade wooden toys to four local nurseries for Christmas. The toys were made from apprentices at Sisk, who are the main contractor on the development.
Big Red Box Christmas Hampersdelivered to SE London families in need. Over 1,800 hampers have been given away in 2017!
By Kings Church London.
King’s Christmas Trees 
helps rough sleepers and vulnerable people in Lewisham. Your tree helps put hot food on the tables at The Feast, a weekly drop-in meeting. Last year 4,500 three-course
meals were served!
By Kings Church London.


Aldi Giving Surplus Food 
On Christmas Eve, Aldi shuts at 4pm and will donate ‘a variety of good quality surplus food products that [they] wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste’. Local organisations were invited to contact Aldi by 8 December.


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