The Mall Walthamstow has donated £1,000 to local children’s charity, The Limes. Centre owner, Capital & Regional matched the fund, taking the total to £2,000 – a real lifeline for the Walthamstow-based charity, which has been put at risk by the pandemic.

The Limes is a charity with a small community and children’s centre, located at William Morris Hall on Somers Road in Walthamstow. The charity was established in the late 1990s and the centre opened its doors in 2004. The Limes works with disabled children, young people and vulnerable adults aged 0-25 years, encouraging them to prepare for life at work through fun and educational activities. The charity’s dedicated team of trustees, volunteers and staff provides a range of services, activities and special projects, which enable young people to reach their full potential socially, emotionally and educationally.

“We are thrilled to receive this extremely kind donation,” says Liz Fraser, Chief Executive at The Limes. “It means so much to us as we were chosen by staff at our local Mall. The pandemic has resulted in us having less staff to deliver our services, yet more uptake from local people. This wonderful donation means so much to the young people. We hope to use it to update our coffee machine; helping us to train the Baristas of the future while also introducing them to customer service and showcasing their talents and skills. We can’t thank The Mall Walthamstow enough.”

“The Limes is an amazing and popular local charity that we have worked with numerous times over the years,” explains The Mall’s Marketing Executive, Chantal Pearson. “It has been chosen as our Charity of the Year on more than one occasion, which shows just how dependent our local community is on its services. Like so many other small charities, it has been badly affected by Covid and we wanted to reach out and offer our support at what must be an incredibly difficult and challenging time for staff, parents and children.”