Police say thanks to locals and traders for their generosity
Police in Chiswick have praised local people for the "amazing display of Christmas spirit" shown by the response to their appeal for Christmas presents for looked-after children.
The campaign was launched on the 21st November by
Metropolitan Police (Met) Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-with the aim of ensuring every child in care across the London boroughs from ages 3 to 15 got a Christmas present. People could do this by accessing a website and then buying a present for an allocated child, taking a tag off the Christmas tree at Hounslow police station or bringing presents or donations in to the police station.
The picture shows some of the cadets who helped with the project and some of the presents donated
Police cadets visited numerous sites to advertise this and the teams in Chiswick spread the word throughout the residential and business communities.
Inspector Steven Edwards of Chiswick said: "The response was incredible and we have all been humbled by the generosity that has been shown. We needed to collect gifts for over 300 children and this was achieved. We were able to fill all the present bags with toys or vouchers that were appropriate for the age and gender of the child. On Tuesday these were all handed to the local authority social services who will ensure they arrive with the children before Christmas day.
"To all those who contributed, we are all filled with gratitude at this amazing display of Christmas spirit."
December 18, 2014