Cen­tre’s do­na­tion de­light

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CON­TACT cen­tre that of­fers chil­dren of sep­a­rated par­ents a chance to spend time with their fam­ily has re­ceived a cash in­jec­tion from the mayor.

The Uxbridge chil­dren’s con­tact cen­tre, run by Re­late, was pre­sented with a cheque for £2,800 by Hilling­don’s mayor, Coun­cil­lor Ge­orge Cooper.

The do­na­tion, handed to the cen­tre as part of the an­nual Mayor’s Char­ity Ap­peal, will pro­vide much-needed new toys.

Ewan Mal­colm, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Re­late Lon­don North West, said: “This gen­er­ous do­na­tion will al­low us to re­place all the cen­tre’s toys which are so im­por­tant for the sup­ported con­tact our ser­vice of­fers.

“Start­ing 20 years ago, the Child Con­tact Cen­tre in Uxbridge pro­vides a safe haven for par­ents in dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions to keep in con­tact with their chil­dren.

“Our vol­un­teers work very hard to cre­ate a wel­com­ing and happy at­mos­phere. The new toys will really help the chil­dren to have fun when they and their fam­i­lies use the cen­tre.”

The over­sized cheque for £2840.74, pro­vided by Bar­clays bank, was pre­sented to a vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor for the cen­tre, Naomi Ed­wards, at one of the Mayor’s Char­ity quiz nights on Novem­ber 11.

The mayor and may­oress will pay a visit to the cen­tre on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 19 to present the new toys.

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