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The Shard has it wrapped: massive roundup sees 520 presents donated to community groups

Staff and businesses at The Shard have helped collect and wrap 520 presents to give to local community groups this Christmas, writes Kirsty Purnell.

The presents have been organised for the London Bridge Community Gift Collection who have been working with Team London Bridge.

So many presents have been collected and wrapped by the team that the total length of the gifts reaches 155m, which is half as tall as The Shard itself, the tallest building in Europe.

The gifts were handed out at the end of last week to Bede House, Beormund Community Centre, Cooltan Arts, Manna Centre, Ronald McDonald House, Time and Talents, Stones End Day Centre and South London Cares.

Samantha Rush, Head of Marketing for REM, The Shard’s asset manager said: “We wanted to give back to our neighbourhood this year by supporting the work of local organisations. It has been a great experience working closely with Team London Bridge and eight local charities to help them ensure no local resident is forgotten this Christmas.”

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