Rob Short and his team of helpers – Ellesse Howells, Fariah Mahmood, Mervyn Nichols, Suleman Syed and Victoire Frencia – volunteered to sort and wrap presents, as part of an initiative by Team London Bridge. Team London Bridge is a not-for-profit organization that’s designed to support local businesses and the surrounding community.
The gifts were being distributed to charities including Bede House, Beormund Community Centre, CoolTan Arts, Ronald McDonald House, Time and Talents, Stones End Day Centre, South London Mission, South London Cares.
The brand-new gifts were kindly donated by the general public and included everything from cuddly toys and Harry Potter mugs to Champneys toiletries and body creams.
Fariah thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon: “It was really nice to give back to the community during the festive period.
“I would urge anyone to take an hour out of their day, like we did, to make a difference to someone’s life over the holidays.”
Here are some snaps!