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Merton Together: support those in need

Merton Together

We are asking our community to join us, to pull together in this time of crisis and show how we are united even when we are physically apart.

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Merton Together

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, but one thing that never changes is the remarkable way the Merton community pull together when people are in need. From delivering food parcels to neighbours, to supporting older and vulnerable people, to donating to local charities, Merton residents are showing why our borough is such a great place to live.

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

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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 continuing our Merton Together campaign and are asking you to join us...

  1. Support the borough's wonderful charities and voluntary organisations who are helping those hit hardest by coronavirus in our community.
  2. Shine a light on the inspiring examples of kindness, generosity and positive outcomes being shown in-amongst the coronavirus pandemic. Use #MertonTogether on social media to share your stores.

I will volunteer... 

time to help people who are isolated and vulnerable.

I will donate...

I will support...

I will care...

  • for the environment around me and be part of Sustainable Merton's litter picks and community gardening
  • for the environment around me and be part of litter picks and community gardening. Sustainable Merton 
  • for my community and become a COVID-19 Community Champions COVID-19 Community Champion, informing my friends, family and networks of the latest coronavirus guidance.
  • for a child who is unable to live at home and provide a stable family life. Foster for Merton 

I will share...