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Clothes drive to support local charities: 23-27 March

12 March 2015

This spring the ABE Registry Office and Marylebone Finance Office are urging you to clean out your wardrobes in support of four local charities based just a stone’s throw away from our Marylebone Campus in the fifth most deprived ward in the UK.

This area is deeply affected by poverty and the charities face challenging fundraising targets to keep their doors open and services running.

From the 23–27 March there will be collection points at the Marylebone reception and the ABE Registry Office. All items of clothing will be distributed among the following charities and will help to support local individuals and families in need.

West London Day Centre

The centre provides a drop-in service and day centre for homeless people in and around Marylebone and typically welcomes around 100 people through their door every day, providing a hot breakfast, access to NHS doctors and opticians and advice and support. Services also include provision of clothing, support to find work and gain access to accommodation and benefits and courses on IT and general employment skills.

Read more about the West London Day Centre.

The Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project works with vulnerable homeless women to empower them towards independent living, through helping them to make informed choices about their lives and growing their confidence. The range of services they provide give homeless women practical support and educational opportunities in a welcoming and secure environment.

Read more about the Marylebone Project.

St John’s Hospice

St John’s Hospice is an independent charity located within the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood. It provides specialised palliative care to more than 4,000 terminally-ill patients and their families every year free of charge.

Read more about St John's Hospice.

The Portman Early Childhood Centre

The nursery supports around 90 children, as well as their wider families, providing education and play, as well as a broader level of support. In addition to supporting the education of the children who attend, it also seeks to offer support to their parents and families. This comes in many forms, including better parenting techniques, education and learning, providing a space for mothers to come together and, where needed, victim support.

Read more about the Portman Early Childhood Centre.

All items of clothing are welcome including men’s, women’s and children’s wear, nightwear and outerwear. If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Rebekah Thomas at [email protected].

This collection is being organised as part of the Green Impact programme. For more information on how you can get involved in supporting local community initiatives please contact Ella Moore, CSR Co-ordinator, at [email protected].

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