Newham Mayor helps deliver Christmas cheer with hampers

PUBLISHED: 15:38 23 December 2013

The Mayor of Newham and several of the borough's councillors delivered Christmas hampers

The Mayor of Newham and several of the borough's councillors delivered Christmas hampers


Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and several councillors delivered some Christmas cheer to residents at a sheltered housing scheme in Stratford recently.

The Mayor together with councillors Ron Manley, Freda Bourne, Charlene McLean and Richard Crawford took hampers to Centenary House in Wingfield Road on behalf of traders at Stratford Indoor Market.

Every year the market traders donate hampers full of Christmas goodies including fruit and vegetables, cakes, nuts and biscuits, to Centenary House and the nearby Bow Street sheltered housing scheme.

Sir Robin and the councillors met residents at Centenary House and sat down for tea and coffee and mince pies. The Mayor said: “We always enjoy delivering the hampers and talking to the residents about their memories of Christmas past and present.”

Councillor Ron Manley, West Ham ward member, said: “Once again the traders at Stratford Indoor Market have shown the caring spirit of Christmas. It is kind of them to do this for some of the older members of our community and we thank them for their generosity.”

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