Children at Carpenters’ and Docklands Youth Centre get festive hampers from M&S
- Credit: Ian Tuttle
Children in Stratford were given a surprise Christmas bonus from M&S.
The store, which has a base in Westfield, gifted two hampers full of festive treats to dozens of children at the Carpenters’ and Docklands Youth Centre in Gibbins Road.
The contents of the hampers were picked by two members of staff from M&S, who filled the baskets with chocolate coins, a chocolate yule log and mince pies.
The gifts were delivered as part of a wider iniative between M&S and Stratford, which is seeing the retailer trial community actions to help tackle local issues, including mental health and wellbeing.
The store has already opened a monthly Friendship Cafe, which provides elderly people with the opportunity to make new friends and find out about volunteering opportunities in the area.
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And in June, workers redecorated the garden at the youth centre as part of their volunteering programme.
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