Met Police bring Christmas cheer to local children

20 December 2018


Local police officers and volunteer police cadets visited the Civic Centre this week to donate over 350 gifts for children who may otherwise not receive presents in the borough.


The Mayor, Cllr Arshad Mahmood was joined by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Mili Patel and Brent Council's Director of Children's services, Gail Tolley who all met the officers in front of the Christmas tree in the foyer to receive the gifts.


The Met receive donations from local businesses and the public to buy the gifts, which will now be distributed among Brent's children.


This is the fourth year that presents have been donated to Brent children. This is part of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Christmas Tree Project that helps to provide presents to children who may otherwise not have received one.


Cllr Mili Patel, Cabinet Member for Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care, said: "Thank you to the Metropolitan Police for this wonderful initiative and their continued support to our looked after children - these presents will make a huge difference. It's times like these when you realise Brent is a really special place, when our communities will come together to provide gifts for those who need it the most".


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