I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. This is a special time of year. It’s a time when Londoners join people around the world in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and being together with family, friends and loved ones.
It’s also an opportunity to take stock and reflect on the past year.
There’s no doubt our city has endured a difficult year, with the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower and horrific terrorist attacks.
But amid the pain and heartache, we’ve also found reasons to be hopeful. We’ve seen Londoners refuse to give in to those seeking to divide us. We’ve seen the bravery of our emergency services. And we’ve seen incredible examples of generosity from ordinary Londoners – helping those in their time of most need.
During this Christmas season of hope, let’s take these examples as our inspiration to continue to help those less fortunate than ourselves – the homeless, the hungry and the sick – through acts of kindness.
I wish all readers of Keep The Faith a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!