​Big shout out to Better Bankside for having organised, yet again, such an amazing campaign that has coordinated Christmas gift donations for homeless, vulnerably housed and elderly people throughout Southwark. This is the fifth year that Charity People have been involved.

We had a great couple of afternoons mucking in and wrapping some of the donated items! If only there was a day where we could simply choose to stop the marginalisation of so many people in our society…

Better Bankside’s Together at Christmas is an annual festive gift appeal that supports over 2,000 homeless, vulnerably housed and elderly people in the Bankside area and across Southwark.

Every year, Better Bankside’s business members host collection boxes so that their staff can donate gift items such as warm clothing, toiletries and edible treats. We collect all of the donated items from businesses in early December, and with the help of teams of volunteers, wrap them to make into gift parcels that we deliver to hostels, sheltered accommodation units and community organisations across Southwark.