Five East London Charities Hubs
Newham charities Bonny Downs Community Association, The Magpie Project, The Renewal Programme, West Silvertown Foundation and Alternatives Trust East London have announced a partnership to help vulnerable neighbours in need during the Coronavirus crisis.
The five charities have set up four donation hubs in Forest Gate, East Ham, Manor Park and West Silvertown where residents can donate urgently needed items, which will provide relief packs for vulnerable neighbours, including older people and young families.
Residents able to go shopping are welcome to purchase non-perishable foods including tinned foods (such as meat, tuna, soup, rice pudding and fruit and vegetables), jars of pasta sauce and jam, dried foods (including pasta, biscuits and coffee), large-size nappies, sanitary towels, soap, bleach, Milton tablets, washing-up liquid, washing powder and toothpaste.
Residents are invited to drop their donations of essentials to either:
The FOREST GATE Hub at Forest Lane Lodge, E7 9DE on Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 2pm
The EAST HAM Hub at The Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, E6 6DQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 2pm
The MANOR PARK Hub at The Renewal Programme, 395 High Street North E12 6PG on Tuesdays 10am to 2pm and Fridays 10am to 2pm
The WEST SILVERTOWN Hub at Britannia Village Hall, E16 1TU on Mondays and Thursdays 11am to 3pm
The charities are also appealing for financial donations to the emergency appeal for people unable to visit the hubs or wishing to help in another way. Donations can be made securely online at justgiving.com/campaign/NewhamCovid19 and will be split between the participating charities.