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Merton Together

Give a gift of kindness this Christmas

We're asking residents to join us, along with the borough's charities and voluntary organisations, to support those in need this Christmas.

Merton Together

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, but throughout 2020 Merton has seen some incredible examples of community action, bringing our borough together to ensure we support those who need us the most. 

Meet the people who worked to keep Merton together this summer:

Video transcript

Meet the people working to keep Merton Together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maria from Environmental Health makes sure the Merton community fridge is clean and safe for our residents.

Anthony has been helping to manage Merton's volunteer response.

Carmen has been helping people with learning disabilities and their carers stay safe.

Chandra has been taking calls to make sure those who need us most are getting support.

Thank you Aaron for delivering vital supplies and checking on those who need it most.

Christella normally teaches watersports at Wimbledon Park. She is now packing food and essential supplies for all our residents.

Karren has been working as one of our community response hub managers.

Safeguarding Manager Lorraine has been working with residential homes to protect the most vulnerable.

Pat's supporting those tested positive for COVID-19.

Roy has been ordering essential food and PPE for our volunteers.

Rueben has been working hard to maintain your recycling and rubbish collections.

Sean from Social Services has been contacting those most as risk.

Thanks you Merton heroes. #MertonTogether

Merton Together this winter

This winter, we are joining forces with all our partners in the borough, from voluntary organisations and charities to foodbanks and sports clubs, to help promote ways we can all give a little extra to help those in need during a difficult Christmas and winter period.

Councillor Mark Allison, Leader of Merton Council explains why we are asking for your support.

Video transcript

So behind me is the fresh foodbank at Pollards Hill near Mitcham.

One of the many organisations who will be helping to bring Merton together this winter.

Thousands of vulnerable people across our borough are facing a tough, isolated time over the coming months, but Merton together we can help.

That’s why Merton organisations are coming together and asking you to find that little bit of extra goodwill this Christmas.

Whether we care together, donate together or volunteer together it’s the little acts of kindness that will help us all to bring Merton Together.

How you can you be part of it

There are so many ways you can support the borough, from shopping locally to volunteering your time, donating money and food supplies to some of our local voluntary groups, or just showing your support online for #MertonTogether. Please take part if you can, and help us bring Merton Together for Christmas.

I will volunteer... 

time to help people who are isolated and vulnerable.

I will donate...

I will support...

I will care...

I will share...