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The Northbank’s Christmas Gift Drop 2018


November 27, 2018

The Northbank BID invites you to take part in our annual charity event by buying a gift for someone less fortunate this Christmas and simply dropping it in one of the listed gift boxes. We would like you to join us in supporting The Connection at St Martin’s and St. Mungo’s as they tackle homelessness on the streets of Westminster.


Who you will be helping:

The Connection at St Martin’s –  helping homeless people by providing specialist services – including a day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs – to over 200 people in central London every day. Find out more about sponsoring with The Connection here.

St. Mungo’s – providing support directly to clients, either to prevent them becoming homeless, or to respond to it and help them recover; by building relationships with communities and the wider public, aiming to increase understanding of homelessness and empathy towards the people who experience it. And advocate for policy change by combining their clients’ voices with the experience they have about what works.


The gift bank boxes are a great and convenient way to give a much needed gift.  Simply drop your gift in the boxes located at the below sites and The Northbank will distribute to Westminster’s homeless charities: The Connection and St Mungo’s.

  • 80 STRAND
  • 55 STRAND


Gift Ideas

Here is a selection of gifts that are most needed:


  • Men’s Socks
  • Men’s Underwear
  • Women’s Socks
  • Women’s Underwear
  • Interview wear – shirts and suits
  • Smart shoes, sizes 6-12
  • Plain black T-shirts / plain black shirts / plain black trousers
  • Comfortable casual shoes, sizes 6-12, preferably black
  • Gloves, hats and scarves
  • Leather belts


  • Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, body wash and deodorant

Getting into work

  • Sets of chef knives
  • Earplugs
  • Construction boots, sizes 6-12
  • Kitchen shoes, sizes 6-12


“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

Thanks again for supporting the homeless in Northbank!