A charitable trust in Wimbledon has released £20,000 into the community in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Admiral Trust decided to ask MP's Stephen Hammond and Siobhain McDonagh, on causes which would benefit from donations.

In response, Admiral donated to three causes, which were:

  • The Commonside Trust, who received £5,860 to help cover their food bank, meals and telephone calls for a month.
  • Christian Care received £7,650 to cover all of their family meals for two weeks.
  • St George’s Hospital received £5,000 to help support their hard work.

A spokesperson for Commonside Trust said: "This cash donation came as a lovely surprise at the end of a very busy week.

"It means we can carry on helping vulnerable people and their families who are struggling."

St Georges has since used donations to fund 50 blood pressure monitors that can be used at home.

And 25 tablet computers that will allow patients in isolation the chance to talk to their loved ones.

Speaking to Wimbledon Times, chairman of Admiral Trust, Terry Withers, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us in raising these funds.

"They can be proud of supporting these great charities who are doing so much in this time of great need."