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Merton Together

Merton Together this Christmas

Join us in thanking the people that have made a difference this year.

Follow our #MertonTogether Christmas advent calendar on Twitter and Facebook

This festive season, we invite you to join us in thanking some of the organisations which have helped to make life a little easier for the most vulnerable people in the borough this year. 

The borough’s strong community spirit was highlighted in Your Merton, the council’s biggest ever conversation with people who live, work and study in Merton, earlier this year who told us it was one of the things they valued the most in Merton.

As we move into the second winter of the pandemic, many residents are facing uncertain times, with high infection rates of COVID-19 and economic pressures, including the cut to Universal Credit, soaring energy bills and the rising cost of living, making it hard for many families to make ends meet.

However, a multitude of organisations across Merton are continuing to work tirelessly to ensure that there is plenty of support available for help those facing tough times.  

If you or someone you know needs support, please get in touch with the relevant organisation.  

Show your thanks by:

Volunteering

Can you spare some time to help people who are isolated and vulnerable? Community organisations looking for volunteers include:

Donating

Show your appreciation for Merton’s good causes by making a donation:

This year, our high streets need our support more than ever and Christmas shoppers are urged to help give the local economy a much-needed boost by buying gifts and festive food from local retailers. There are more than 6,000 businesses in Merton, many of which are small businesses, family firms and local companies. Many were forced to close in the run up to the festive season last year, the busiest trading period of the year for many, due to lockdowns.

Many independent outlets relied on websites and deliveries during the pandemic, so you can shop with them online again this year. If you can, please consider buying an extra item or two and donating them to a local food bank. With the shopping done, there are plenty of local cafés, pubs and restaurants to choose from to enjoy a drink or a meal with family or friends. Don’t forget to leave positive reviews on social media to help retailers to attract new customers.