In a heart-warming display of generosity and kindness, the holiday season witnessed a remarkable initiative led by the Lady Mayoress, Elisabeth Mainelli, and Sarah Cork, Patron and Ambassador for Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls. Alongside numerous dedicated individuals, they spearheaded an effort to brighten the lives of children facing challenging circumstances through the Prevent VAWG program.
The initiative shed light on the urgent need to cultivate a culture of support for women and children affected by domestic violence. Through a collaborative network that included organizations like the Women’s Aid Federation of England, Refuge, and Livery Consorts, the community rallied together to provide gifts and support to more than 90 children, offering a glimmer of hope during the Christmas season.
The Lady Mayoress expressed profound gratitude to the many individuals who generously contributed their time and resources to this noble cause. From the unwavering support of the Livery Consorts to the dedicated efforts of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, with a special mention to Alan Roughan and Silvi Oliveria, who ensured the timely delivery of gifts, the community demonstrated unwavering determination to support those in need.
Behind the scenes, the success of this heart-warming initiative was made possible through the leadership of the Lady Mayoress and the invaluable support of “The City of London Crime Prevention Association,” led by Don Randall. Their dedication and organizational expertise laid the foundation for the achievement of this charitable endeavour.
As we take a moment to reflect on the past season of giving and kindness, it is essential to carry the spirit of generosity, empathy, and support into the new year. The remarkable efforts made to help women and children facing challenging circumstances serve as a testament to the power of collective action and the resilience of community spirit.