The Giving Tree returns
15th November to 23rd December
This Christmas, the O2 Centre wants to ensure that disadvantaged children and families in need across the Camden borough receive a Christmas gift, through the Giving Tree initiative. This year, gifts will be going to Camden Foster Care and Barnardo's.
Running from the 15th of November until December 23rd, the Centre will be asking its customers to pick a tag from the tree, which will help inspire them to buy an extra Christmas gift for a child in need. A team of Christmas helpers will then ensure all gifts are delivered safely by December 23 to Camden Foster Care and Barnardo’s, in time for festive celebrations. Guests can drop off their unwrapped Christmas gifts at the Centre Management Office any day, or drop it at our collection station Saturdays and Sundays in December.
This year, the centre is aiming for around 700 gifts in total to be passed on to the charities, all of which provide vital care and shelter for vulnerable children, young people and families across the Camden borough.
Having been involved in the initiative last year, Camden Foster Care have kindly shared how the gifts are used with quote from Councillor Angela Mason CBE, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Best Start in Life.
“The Giving Tree is a great initiative by the 02 centre, which captures the giving and supportive community here in Camden. Presents donated by shoppers are truly appreciated by our local children in care. Camden children are provided a safe and secure home by foster carers, which takes real energy and a warm heart, becoming a Camden foster carer can make a big difference to childrens lives. We need to recruit more foster carers who can help bring a sense of family and belonging to vulnerable children and young people, so please contact our fostering team today or come to one of our monthly information evenings.”