MERIDEN MP Saqib Bhatti has teamed up with Solihull Roundtable and the Colebridge Trust to collect warm clothes for children experiencing hardship this winter.
Mr Bhatti is calling on residents to help with the clothes collection by donating children’s winter clothing, specifically, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and thick tights.
Donations can be dropped off at the Evergreen Family Hub, 42 Kingshurst Way, Kingshurst, B37 7DX, between 9am-3pm or at Junction, 100 Chapelhouse Road, Fordbridge, B37 5HA between 9am-4pm.
Donations can be made up to March 2024.
Having visited the Colebridge Trust at Evergreen Family Hub to bring donations, Mr Bhatti had the opportunity to talk to the charity about the focus of this year’s collection.
Through their work in the community, the Colebridge Trust noted that lots of children did not have the right clothes to stay warm and wanted to focus on alleviating this issue.
Solihull Roundtable, made an incredibly significant contribution to the clothes collection by donating boxes of children’s winter clothes to the Colebridge Trust to support the local community.
The Evergeen Family Hub, located in Kingshurst, offers a comprehensive list of services for local families, including maternity services, support for parents and social activities.
Mr Bhatti said: “I am so happy to be teaming up with the Colebridge Trust for such a worthwhile cause, and I am very grateful to Solihull Roundtable for doing a wonderful job in donating such a significant amount. I am sure this will be immensely helpful to families facing a cold winter.”
“This time of year is all about giving and Solihull Roundtable with their donation have shown that the Christmas spirit is very much alive in our community.
“I am thrilled to have visited the Evergreen Family Hub in Kingshurst. Making sure families in our community have access to all the support they need is a priority of mine and I am proud to have campaigned for the opening of the family hubs.”