West Wickham pub supports children’s cancer charity

Presents around the tree at the Swan in West Wickham

Submitted for publication by Leisure PR and Communications

The Swan at West Wickham in south-east London is supporting the children’s cancer charity, The Chartwell Cancer Trust, by collecting Christmas gifts, something which the team at the pub has been doing for the past four years.

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some, which is why the team wanted to do something that both the children and their families can look forward to. At the pub, the team has set up a Christmas tree where they place boxes for different ages. Customers and members of the community can come in and donate a gift.

The Chartwell Cancer Trust is situated in Kent and works with a number of oncology teams at hospitals across South London, North Kent and East Surrey. The charity aims to make advances in cancer care and make positive impacts to children and families suffering from cancer and leukaemia.

Customers of The Swan are being invited to donate Christmas gifts for the Chartwell Cancer Trust

Neil Howley, general manager of The Swan, said: “We have supported The Chartwell Cancer Trust for the last four years, and each year the number of gifts we receive to donate exceed our expectations. The support we have received for this has grown since the beginning of our fundraising, which is amazing, especially to see the community coming together to support this cause. It’s not even December and we have already started receiving gifts to be donated.

“This is something we look forward to doing each year, so we can try and make the children and their families Christmas and treatments a little easier, and gives them something to look forward to. Being a local charity that does brilliant work for the local community and having had family friends go through this, we are proud to be supporting The Chartwell Cancer Trust so they can continue their work.”

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