The Shard occupiers donated over 500 Christmas gifts at the beginning of December for London Bridge charities.
As part of the London Bridge Community Christmas Gift Collection, an initiative organised by Team London Bridge, The Shard’s staff and businesses donated, wrapped and helped to distribute 520 presents to community groups in London Bridge.
Volunteers wrapped donated presents over two days in The Shard’s reception area. The collection, which measured 155 metres laid end to end (half the height of The Shard) was distributed to:
- Bede House
- Manna Centre
- South London Cares
- Age UK - Stones End Day Centre
- Cool Tan Arts
- Time and Talents
- Boermund Centre
- Blackfriars Settlement
- Camberwell After School Project
- Riverside Parents and Carers Association
- Age UK – Healthy Living Centre
- Look Ahead Southwark Young People Services
- Salmon Youth Centre
“We wanted to give back to our neighbourhood this year by supporting the work of local organisations. It has been a great experience working closely with Team London Bridge and eight local charities to help them ensure no local resident is forgotten this Christmas.”
The London Bridge Community Christmas was the most successful yet, bringing over 20 businesses and their employees together to help local charities. In total, 1703 gifts were donated, wrapped and distributed across London Bridge.
The Shard are also shining a light on Cancer Care at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital this Christmas. To find out more about the appeal, click here.