‘Fan­tas­tic boon’ for fam­ily cen­tre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CHIL­DREN’S con­tact cen­tre which is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary, has re­ceived toys and new equip­ment from the Mayor of Hilling­don.

Cllr Ge­orge Cooper vis­ited the Uxbridge child con­tact cen­tre at Christchurch Hall in Uxbridge just be­fore Christ­mas to present the team with a do­na­tion of toys and equip­ment to ben­e­fit fam­i­lies who use the ser­vice.

Ewan Mal­colm, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Re­late Lon­don North West, said: “New toys for the chil­dren that use the Uxbridge Child Con­tact Cen­tre is such a won­der­ful gift.

“We are very grate­ful to the Mayor of Hilling­don’s char­ity ap­peal for pro­vid­ing all this new equip­ment which will re­ally im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence of sep­a­rated fam­i­lies.

“The ac­tive sup­port of the Mayor of Hilling­don Cllr Ge­orge Cooper and the May­oress Cllr Ju­dith Cooper is a fan­tas­tic boon for the vol­un­teers that have been run­ning this ex­cel­lent ser­vice for 20 years.”

The cen­tre re­ceived a cheque for £2,840 from the ap­peal and has used the funds to buy a wide range of new toys for the chil­dren and IT equip­ment to help the vol­un­teers run the cen­tre.

The Uxbridge child con­tact cen­tre, which en­ables chil­dren from sep­a­rated fam­i­lies to meet par­ents or fam­ily mem­bers they might not oth­er­wise be able to see, is one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the mayor’s char­ity ap­peal this year.

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