We’re already thinking of Christmas!
The Kennington Association has just had the first planning meeting to co-ordinate another 'Secret Santa' mission for Christmas 2009 in Kennington. We have run this scheme for the past four years, with the aim of making life better for needy families in our area. Working with an established local parents' and carers' network, volunteers from the KA have been able to help provide a Christmas gift or treat plus supermarket vouchers for needy folk in our own neighbourhood. The project is called ‘Secret Santa’ because no one from KA knows who the individual recipients are, so no-one need feel embarrassed or indebted to anyone else.
We are writing to ask if your company would be willing to contribute towards this worthy scheme. You can help us in two ways.
First, you could make a direct donation. If your company and/or staff would like to donate funds, cheques should be made payable to the ‘Kennington Association’ but please write ‘Secret Santa’ on the back so that the Treasurer can ring fence these funds specifically for this scheme. Every £40 raised means another Secret Santa gift. We have accepted the first donations already!
Second, once again, we have organised a Charity Auction to raise funds at the City & Guilds of London Art School on the corner of Cleaver Square and Kennington Park Road on 17th September 2009. Once more, Red Devil Self Storage is kindly donating a unit to store the artworks. If your company and/or staff would like to donate items such as paintings, prints, jewellery or offer a voucher to promote your business, please be in touch (see donation / pledge form below). Last year donations of pledges and promises from local businesses such as a meal for two, a massage, or home improvement work proved extremely popular at the auction.
If you would like to discuss this further or have suggestions for other ways to support this scheme, do please telephone us on 020 7793 0268 or feel free to contact us by post or email (addresses below).
With very many thanks and best wishes,