SOCIAL BITE’S FESTIVAL OF KINDNESS IS HERE! We’re on a mission to provide 300,000 gifts, meals, and essential items to homeless and vulnerable people over Christmas and the winter months – and we need your help!

Join us to create a movement of kindness and share festive goodwill with those who need it most.

This year we are growing the kindness movement to three new cities! We have installed 28ft Christmas trees in Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Aberdeen & Dundee. We are calling these ‘Trees of Kindness’ where you can come and donate a gift for someone homeless or in poverty. The gift wish list ranges from warm clothes to children’s toys to beauty products. We would love you to bring a gift from the list and drop it off with one of our team at the Trees.

Social Bite will then be distributing these across Scotland and the rest of the UK with help from over 100 charity partners to get them to homeless and vulnerable people in time for Christmas. You can see the full gift wish list and drop off times here: https://lnkd.in/g_AwKiv

We would also really appreciate any financial donations that you could make to support our work this winter. As well as gifts and meals, we are partnering with charities in each of the five cities to provide emergency accommodation with support for rough sleepers. You can read more about the campaign and how to get involved here: https://lnkd.in/eUcPaDn

Please SHARE to spread the word & help share kindness to those who need it most this Christmas.

PS our annual itison.com voucher campaign and other amazing partnerships will be coming soon!

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Advent Calendar – 11th December

Tag us in your festive snaps!

Nothing says festive like our beautiful Christmas lights in The Northbank. Keep an eye out for our sparkly lights on Strand and Villiers Street, as well as the Social Bite Tree of Kindness outside Charing Cross Station. Make sure to tag @TheNorthbankBID in your festive snaps!

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Advent Calendar – 22nd December – Prize 2

Win a Family 2 day River Pass from Thames River Sightseeing

Win a Family 2 day River Pass from Thames River Sightseeing

Christmas Advent Calender - 22nd December - Prize 2

T&C’s Apply. Voucher valid until 31 December 2022.

For full Terms & Conditions click here

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Advent Calendar – 21st December – Prize 2

Win a free advanced facial treatment with Dermoi

Dermoi delivers ground-breaking facial treatments and skincare products to achieve healthy, glowing skin and overall wellness. They combine scientifically selected facial treatments with real skin experts, in the comfort of your home.

The prize includes any facial treatment option at Dermoi.  All treatments at Dermoi incorporate LED light, galvanic technology, ultrasonic stimulation, and lymphatic massage.

T&C’s Apply. The recipient must be minimum 18 years of age. Recipient must reside within London Zones 1-3.

Full Terms and Conditions here

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Advent Calendar – 13th December – Prize 2

Win a £50 voucher to spend at Ibérica Victoria

Let Ibérica transport you to Spain as you enjoy delicious tapas, cured meats and paellas; with wines from their

Spanish wine list.

T&C’s Apply. Voucher is valid for use when dining at Ibérica Victoria. Voucher expires 4 November 2022. Voucher can be redeemed as part payment for a meal over £50.

For full Terms & Conditions click here.

Winner will be contacted the following working day via email.

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Advent Calendar – 13th December – Prize 1

Win a £50 voucher to spend at Jones Bootmaker Victoria

Win a £50 voucher to spend at Jones Bootmaker Victoria

T&C’s Apply. Voucher can only be redeemed at Jones Bootmaker Victoria on full price items only. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts, reductions in prices and offers.

For full Terms & Conditions click here.

Winner will be contacted the following working day via email.

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Advent Calendar – 6th December – Prize 2

Win 2 tickets for London Transport Museum’s Hidden London walking tour, Secrets of Central London

Discover the Secrets of Central London in London Transport Museum’s #HiddenLondon walking tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment. Join expert guides on a tour off the beaten path, down hidden back streets and uncover secrets hidden in plain sight. Find out how the area has transformed over the last 200 years, see abandoned transport infrastructure and remarkable feats of engineering that have shaped London.

T&C’s Apply. Tickets will be redeemable for a year. Preferred date to be selected by winner.

For full Terms & Conditions click here

Winner will be contacted the following working day via email.

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Advent Calendar – 6th December – Prize 1

Win a £100 Voucher for House of Fraser

Win a £100 Voucher for House of Fraser

Christmas Advent Calender - 6th December - Prize 1

T&C’s Apply.

For full Terms & Conditions click here

Winner will be contacted the following working day via email.

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Advent Calendar – 1st December – Prize 2

Win a one-night stay for two at The Resident Victoria

Win a one-night stay at The Resident Victoria for two people! Stay between 1st January 2022 and 1st December 2022.

T&C’s Apply. Blackout dates apply. Prize is subject to availability at the time of booking. Prize excludes food and drink costs during stay, also excludes travel to and from the hotel. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable – no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be contacted via email.

Read full Terms and Conditions here

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Westminster City Council launches Innovation Challenge to engage citizens

Entries are now open for residents, businesses and visitors to submit their ideas to shape the future of the city

Westminster City Council has announced the launch of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, opening up a call to residents, businesses, visitors and schools to submit their innovative ideas for the future of the city. As the first step of Westminster’s Smart City programme, the initiative offers anyone who lives in, works in, or visits the city the chance to have their say.

As part of a drive to become a smarter city, the challenge will identify the issues that really matter to Westminster’s communities and provide an online portal where solutions can be collected. Whether it is an idea for outdoor office space with Wi-Fi-connected benches or a city hotel for bees, the Challenge is open to any ideas that improve city life. Entries will be judged by an expert panel representing the best of the city’s arts, technology, business innovation and community spirit, including representatives from Google, Microsoft and Vodafone.

The overall winner of the Westminster Innovation Award will be unveiled in the new year, along with four theme winners, covering everything from digital inclusion to clean tech innovation solutions, following a robust selection process. Winning entries will then be helped to be brought to life with support from the Council, in partnership with GovTech accelerator PUBLIC. A Smart School Competition, in collaboration with Microsoft, will also offer primary and secondary schools the chance to compete for a Smart School Award.

The Challenge is open to all but the Council are particularly welcoming entries from excluded communities or those who wouldn’t ordinarily feel empowered to get involved. In addition to entering via the online portal, tailored engagement events including roadshows, library events and hackathons will be held across the Boroughs.

Commenting on the landmark challenge, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Aruj Haider said: “We’re excited to be launching our Innovation Challenge as a unique opportunity to harness the incredible diversity and creativity of our communities across Westminster and put your great ideas into action. Our Smart City for All programme is all about listening to the innovative ideas from the great minds across our city – so whatever your solution, however big or small, we want to hear it.”

Councillor Paul Swaddle, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City at Westminster City Council said: “This new Innovation Challenge is a launch pad for our long-term aim to make Westminster a world-leading smart city with people at its heart. We want to encourage all of our residents, businesses, visitors and schools to submit the innovative ideas they have about the future of the city they live in. 

“We want to give all our communities the opportunities to come together, feel empowered to get involved, inspire each other and work in collaboration with us to deliver the innovations that our city needs. I am confident that we will be inspired and surprised by the ideas that come forward from all walks of life, and look forward to turning these great ideas into a reality.”

Entry Submission HERE