Merton Chamber of Commerce appreciate how important it is to give back at this time of year. As part of our annual Christmas Lunch event held at San Lorenzo Fuoriporta in Wimbledon, which took place on Wednesday 16th December, money was raised for our chosen charity of this year MertonVision, a local charity celebrating its 50th Anniversary!
They provide services, information, training and support to blind and partially sighted adults and children living in Merton. MertonVision help people come to terms with their loss, and give them the skills to stay independent and live life to the full.
Our guests were treated to a delicious Christmas lunch followed by the raffle with a range of wonderful prizes kindly donated by local businesses.
Over 90 guests gave generously as more than £780 was raised in aid of MertonVision through the donation of raffle prizes by businesses across the borough.
Fran Hibbert of MertonVision attended the lunch and said, “A very big thank to the members of MCC who not only donated excellent prizes for the Christmas raffle, they also dug deep into their pockets to buy raffle tickets (maybe to win back the prizes!) MertonVision helps 1,000 adults and children in Merton who have sight loss. The money raised will be used to help fund our monthly Saturday club for blind and partially sighted children, some of whom have additional physical difficulties. The club gives them the opportunity to join in and compete in activities with other sight impaired children, often in activities they have not been ‘allowed’ to do because of their visual impairment.”
Merton Chamber would like to thank all those who helped to raise money this year and for once again making our Christmas Lunch a great success.
Pictured: Fran Hibbert of MertonVision and Diana Sterck, Merton Chamber CEO