This week, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced London will be welcoming 150 families from Afghanistan. To each and every family coming to Tooting - you are so welcome here.
Want to help those arriving from Afghanistan? Here is what you can do:
Little Village: Urgently in need of warm baby clothes, 9 months - 2 years and 4 - 6 years (specifically pyjamas, snow suits, jumpers and coats). Moses baskets, muslins, small toys and activity packs also needed.
Regular collections are being held at Chancery Mews, SW17 7TD and Chillerton Road, SW17 9BE. Please do check their Facebook page for more information.
Tooting Community Kitchen: Urgently in need of jogging bottoms and jeans in sizes 26-34 waist, jumpers, t-shirts, coats and trainers in sizes 38-45.
Donations can be dropped off Friday 9-1pm and Saturday 3-5pm at Price Close (entrance at 104 Upper Tooting Road).
I was also pleased to write to the Leader of Wandsworth Council alongside my colleagues, Fleur Anderson, MP for Putney, and Marshsa De Cordova, MP for Battersea, to call on Wandsworth Council to welcome in refugees from Afghanistan and provide them with a safe place to live.