Together at Christmas 2018 - A thank you to Waterloo Businesses

WeAreWaterloo BID members donated over 1,500 presents to local charities in 2018

Estranged from family and friends, Christmas can be a lonely time for some in the Waterloo area. It was heartening to receive such a vast amount of donations from some 33 businesses across the BID area, helping us continue to make a difference to the lives of local homeless, vulnerably housed, care leavers and elderly people. 

One Lower Marsh-based charity in receipt of a large portion of gifts was Drive Forward Foundation, supporting care leavers to achieve their full potential through sustainable employment. They threw a Christmas party for their young people, and one service user - named Joy - passed on the following message:

"This is the first time I've ever got a Christmas present, and it's just what I would have wanted. I'm going to save the other one to open on Christmas Day." 

Many thanks to all businesses who donated and wrapped presents in 2018, and we will be in touch in October with more information on how to get involved in this year's campaign.