Hillingdon borough police had their own celebrity to switch on their Christmas tree lights. Over 1000 people attended Uxbridge Town Centre on the eve of Friday, 23 November to see 'Birds of a Feather' star Linda Robson and Mayor of Hillingdon Catherine Dunn press the switch to light up the special tree.
The tree will be on display until Monday, 15th December and is part of the Met wide 'Give a Gift' appeal which allows members of the public to donate a gift to children in care across the borough.
Members of the public are urged to take a tagged ribbon and donate a gift for children aged from 1 to 16 years.
Hillingdon Borough Commander Nick Downing said:
"This is a simple but fantastic idea in the spirit of Christmas which saw thousands of people attend to see the lights being switched on.
"We welcome the generosity of the public in supporting our 'Give a Gift' appeal and spreading some Christmas cheer to children in care across the borough."
How to donate:
The easiest way to donate a gift for this year's Christmas appeal is to take a tag from the tree located in Uxbridge Town centre or Uxbridge police station or email us at hillingdonChristmasTreeProject@met.pnn.police.uk where you will be given instructions on how you can take part.
The suggested spend for gifts this year is no more than £20. All of the gifts will be wrapped and delivered to the children before Christmas Day.