We wish you a Merry Christmas shopping

Sleigh bells ring as Merton Council has once again teamed up with Centre Court Shopping in Wimbledon and voluntary groups in Merton to provide a special Christmas shopping afternoon, from 2pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 23 November 2003, for those who otherwise find it difficult to get to the shops.

Merton Council is inviting people with disabilities, their companions, residents over 55 and anybody with mobility problems to enjoy a free ride to and from the shops at Centre Court, Wimbledon. The afternoon will also feature carol singing and free tea/coffee

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Maxi Martin, will be joining in the seasonal cheer at 3pm. She said: “I am looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit at Centre Court. It is a brilliant event as it enables the less mobile members of our community to join in the Christmas spirit – hassle free.”

As in previous years, the Council will provide free transport to anyone who needs it. Anyone who would like a lift to and from the shops for this event should call the Transport Section at Merton Council directly on 0208 545 4790/4795, or fax on 0208 545 4787.

If you would like further information about this special event please call Helle Kristjansen at Merton Council on 020 8545 3077 or contact Merton Voluntary Services Council on 0208 685 1771.

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Press Contact:
Claire Bartlett
Senior Press & PR Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 3327