Thank you Sutton: Light Up Christmas Appeal 2021

In October, we launched our first ever Christmas Appeal, to give a gift to the vulnerable children and adults we support, through MAPS Mentoring and Sutton Befrienders.

We're delighted to say that we completely smashed our target and thanks to the huge generosity of residents across Sutton, we received over 220 gifts for many of our vulnerable children & young people, and isolated and lonely adults & elderly people. We wanted to share some messages we received to show what a difference you made:

"This is the only present I will receive this year, thank you so much, it has made my Christmas" A Befriending Client

"C was thrilled with his present" a MAPS Mentee via his mentor

"I can’t believe how overwhelmed I feel, I have received the most beautiful presents. I have to say I am so touched by everything you do. Thank you" A Befriending Client

“I loved my rucksack. There were two folders inside which are handy and helpful for me to be more organized with my homework. I can put my homework in there when I have finished it ready to take into school” a MAPS mentee

"Thanks so much for the Christmas presents for the children, they were so pleased with themand itreally made our Christmas" a MAPS mentee's parent  

Light Up Christmas Thank You image 

We also want to say a massive thank you to Lisa and Nicola at Sainsbury's Sutton for donating all our wrapping paper!