Centre’s donation delight
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.