The Swan, West Wickham, is collecting Christmas gifts for local children’s cancer charity The Chartwell Cancer Trust.


Over the last four years, the team at The Swan, West Wickham has collected Christmas gifts to donate to their local children’s cancer charity. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some, which is why the team wanted to do something that both the children and their families can look forward to. At the pub, the team has set up a Christmas tree where they place boxes with different ages, and customers and the local community can come in and donate a gift.


The Chartwell Cancer Trust is a local charity situated in Kent and works with a number of oncology teams at hospitals across South London, North Kent and East Surrey. The charity aims to make advances in cancer care and make positive impacts to children and families suffering from cancer and leukaemia.


Neil Howley, General Manager of The Swan, said: “We have supported The Chartwell Cancer Trust for the last four years, and each year the number of gifts we receive to donate exceed our expectations. The support we have received for this has grown since the beginning of our fundraising, which is amazing, especially to see the community coming together to support this cause. It’s not even December and we have already started receiving gifts to be donated.


“This is something we look forward to doing each year, so we can try and make the children and their families Christmas and treatments a little easier and gives them something to look forward to. Being a local charity that do brilliant work for the local community and having had family friends go through this, we are proud to be supporting The Chartwell Cancer Trust so they can continue their work.”


The team at The Swan is continuing to support The Chartwell Cancer Trust, with more fundraising activities like this. To get involved, pop down to the pub or visit their website to contact the team


The Swan, 2-4 High Street, West Wickham, BR4 0NJ


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