One of the Conservative Party’s activities of which I’m most proud is social action: voluntary charitable outreach in our community.

One of the parts of Hampstead of which I’m most proud is the Royal Free Hospital, so it only makes sense that our social action programme takes us there.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Royal Free this Tuesday to deliver dozens of Christmas presents contributed by local Conservative members and supporters to children staying on the Royal Free’s children’s ward (and some chocolates to thank the staff!).

I was joined by London Assembly candidate Cllr Dan Thomas, group leader Cllr Claire-Louise Leyland, and local Conservative social action officer Natalie Eliades (pictured below, from left to right, with me and members of staff).

Our social action programme has also included a 100km charity hike for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam, collecting for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, restoring the Pond Street garden by the Royal Free, helping out at a synagogue and Kentish Town farm on Mitzvah Day, and much more.

A huge thanks to Natalie for helping to organise these activities, to everyone that donated or contributed, and especially to the staff of the Royal Free.

Oliver Cooper with presents at the Royal Free