Two deserving dads from local charity The Log Cabin have been surprised with a special Father’s Day gift from Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.
The Log Cabin is an after-school programme that works with children and young people with additional needs.
It nominated Superdads Michael Dairo, a seasonal playworker at The Log Cabin, and Alexander Schmidt, a father whose son benefits from the centre, for the extra effort they commit to their children and The Log Cabin users.
On Monday (June 16), the dads were presented with Superdad t-shirts and vouchers to both M&S and Turtle Bay at the shopping centre.
The giveaway is part of the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre’s ongoing commitment to local charities, which has become even more prevalent this year as the centre celebrates 30 years at the heart of the local community.
Michael Dairo said: “I’m very happy to have been chosen as one of the Superdads for the centre’s giveaway, this was completely unexpected and a wonderful early Father’s Day surprise.
"I plan on using the vouchers to take the family out to dinner over the weekend and to buy school uniforms for the kids."
This year, the centre is working alongside different local charities each month through partnership activities and fundraising initiatives.
Vivien Dymock, fundraising manager for The Log Cabin, said: “We couldn’t have selected a more deserving pair of dads.
“Michael and Alexander always go above and beyond for The Log Cabin, helping out with various fun days and fundraising events.
“They always put the needs of their children and others ahead of their own. They absolutely deserve this recognition and a little treat all to themselves this Father’s Day!”