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Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities

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Volunteers from local businesses spent a morning sorting and wrapping gifts to be distributed to local charities as part of Better Bankside's annual Christmas appeal.

Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities
Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities

Workers from local firms including the Forster Company and Reed Smith were joined by staff from the Volunteer Centre Southwark and Better Bankside to sort and wrap gifts donated by local businesses and residents.

The marathon present-wrapping session took place at Prospero House in Borough High Street.

Since early December local residents and employees have been able to drop off gifts at collection points around Bankside.

The presents will be delivered to five local organisations that work with older and homeless people: Broadway; Lucy Brown House; Hopton's Charity; Age Concern Southwark and The Manna Centre.

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