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14 February 2022

Press release: Dean Russell MP receives warm welcome to Little Village

The conservative MP for Watford, Dean Russell, visited Little Village’s Watford warehouse on Friday 11 February. Mr Russell was invited to see Little Village’s work in action and to hear about how the charity has supported over 17,000 children since being set up in 2016.

Little Village supports families with children up to the age of five and supplies families going through tough times with pre-loved items like buggies, cots, bottles and clothing. The charity is appealing for volunteers to help to sort, pack and send donations from its Watford site.

Little Village’s CEO, Sophie Livingstone MBE, said: “It was great to show Dean around our warehouse and introduce him to our work.

“Little Village has been incredibly busy since covid struck and sadly, the number of families needing our support continues to grow as issues like rising energy bills begin to take their toll. This rising demand means we need more volunteers than ever to help us to continue our work.

“Our Watford site is huge, and we use it to sort and pack hundreds of donated children’s items. Such a big operation needs lots of volunteers, so we’re really hoping to attract lots of local people to help us out. Please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more about volunteering.”

Dean Russell MP said: “It’s great to have a charity like Little Village in Watford.  I know lots of local businesses have already volunteered here and I hope that many organisations and individuals will sign up to spend some time supporting this important work.”

Another charity, Goods for Good, also operates from Little Village’s warehouse. Goods for Good sends goods donated by businesses and individuals living in the UK to vulnerable communities around the world. Goods for Goods’ CEO, Rosalind Bluestone, was also on site to meet Dean Russell.

There is information about how to sign up as a Little Village volunteer on the Little Village website.


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