Above: The VSL Christmas Project is in full swing at Lewisham Salvation Army. Photo by Mark Cooper Photography, www.markcooper-photography.com

Christmas Project

VSL are always at the heart of Lewisham, serving our community in a variety of different ways. We have been raising money to support families every Christmas for over 50 years. We support vulnerable individuals and families in Lewisham who experience social and economic hardship.

The Christmas period can be a difficult time for many and COVID-19 has increased the number of people in need of our support. We aim to ease the burden that Christmas creates by providing food hampers for individuals and couples, Big Red Boxes for families, toys for children, and vouchers for teenagers and young adults. Last year we supported nearly 3000 children, families and vulnerable adults by providing new toys, gift vouchers, books and festive treats. 


Every donation counts, just £5 can help make this a special Christmas for vulnerable young people in Lewisham.

If you have the capacity to donate, please consider supporting VSL by donating:


If you would like to donate specifically for our Christmas Project 2021 click below:


New toys and gifts can also be donated by dropping them at Voluntary Services Lewisham, Lewisham Central Community Hub, Leemore Centre,      29-39 Clarendon Rise, London, SE13 5ES between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. 

Christmas Report 2015

Christmas Report 2017

Christmas Report 2019

Christmas Report 2020