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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Met launches Christmas Tree Appeal

The Met Police has launched its annual Christmas Tree Appeal to ensure thousands of children in London don’t go without a gift on December 25.

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley was joined by 11-year-old Alicja Mglej to switch on the lights of the Christmas Tree outside New Scotland Yard, to officially kick off the campaign.

Alicja was the chosen winner of a competition to design the poster for this year’s campaign, from hundreds of entries by pupils across London primary schools.

In 2022, the appeal bought presents for more than 16,000 children in London.

Since the launch of the campaign in 2011, generous donations from members of the public has meant that more than 150,000 children woke up to a gift under their tree. 

Those who want to help to ensure disadvantaged children in London wake up to a Christmas present this year, can visit the online shop to make a purchase. If you prefer, you can also make a donation of cash here.

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