Remembering others this Christmas time.
Dec 17, 2019
It’s the most Wonderful time of year – and what a year it’s been!
We’re very thankful to have worked on some incredible events with some amazing clients – so a big cheers from everyone here at Wonder HQ for making 2019 so great. We’ve loved working with each and every one of you this year – our clients, suppliers and incredible list of trusted freelancers have contributed to a fantastic year for the team.
However, over the festive season we are also remembering those who aren’t as fortunate as us. That’s why, to spread some joy this Christmas time, we’ve decided to donate to charity this year instead of sending out gifts. We’ve chosen to support two local charities, Shoreditch Trust and The Childhood Trust, who do incredibly important work within our community both in Hackney and across London – find out more below.
All that's left to say is Happy Christmas everyone – see you in 2020!
Shoreditch Trust is a registered charity based just round the corner from our head office in London. They support people in the area by working to improve their health, wellbeing, social networks and opportunities.
Their work helps people make positive life changes, overcome challenges and build connections through an extensive range of community programmes across the borough, including training young chefs, providing exercise classes, cookery classes and community meals. At Christmas they also provide Elders’ Feasts, which are a chance for isolated people to meet each other. Each place includes a four course meal, a small gift, personal care support and an afternoon of musical entertainment so that nobody is alone at Christmas.
The Childhood Trust is London's child poverty charity, founded with a simple vision: to support vulnerable children living in poverty in the capital city.
Their work is focused on helping children living in poverty to overcome the many disadvantages caused by poverty. London children are much more likely to live in poor households than children in the rest of England – 37% versus 26% and are less likely to be able to afford everyday items than those elsewhere in the country. The projects they fund operate throughout London, helping to provide vital support to children living in poverty. In addition to practical and emotional support they also help to inspire children through participation in arts, extra-curricular education and sports activities. Check out the video below for more information.