Last Saturday, 25 April, should have seen the prestigious Mayor of Merton’s Charity Ball at the All England Club, Faith in Action being one of the two beneficiary charities adopted by outgoing Mayor of Merton, Cllr Janice Howard, in 2019/20. Unfortunately the Ball was cancelled due to the current lockdown.

We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received in the last 12 months from Cllr Howard and the Mayor’s Charity Appeal, not only in terms of the anticipated boost to our finances, but also in raising the profile of our work supporting local homeless and vulnerably-housed people in and around Merton.

As we emerge from the current COVID-19 emergency, and are able to reopen the Drop-in, the coming months will undoubtedly bring great uncertainty and new challenges for our team of dedicated professional staff and wonderful volunteers.

The Faith in Acttion Trustees would like to thank Cllr Howard for her generous and enthusiastic support for our work over the past year, and we look forward to maintaining a close relationship with her, and other Merton councillors, in the future.

Cllr Janice Howard, Mayor of Merton 2019/20