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Can you help a family this Christmas?

For many families Christmas is a time of celebration, but for some it’s a time of sadness, loneliness and worrying how to make ends meet.  For some of the families we’re supporting, we try to make this time a little easier, easing the additional pressures by providing food hampers and Christmas gifts. We know it makes the world of difference to some families.

Last year we provided support to 49 families including 117 children and young people and their parents. You can find out more here.

How you can help

If you’d like to help us bring much needed comfort and festive cheer to families in need, here’s how you can help:

Suggested hamper items

Please choose items from the below list to donate so we can create a hamper for families in need:

  • Toiletries (including shower gels, tooth brushes and toothpaste)
  • Sanitary products
  • Basic long life food items such as pasta, rice, noodles, sauces, tinned fish & meats, pulses, long life milk, soups, peanut butter, jam, chocolate spread, tea, coffee, juice, biscuits, crackers and cereals
  • Luxury food items such as Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, cakes, desserts, sponges, chocolate, nuts, custard

We ideally need all donated items for Wed 8 December, there are time slots available on Tuesday 7 and Wed 8 December.

You must confirm your timeslot over email. Please check your junk mail if you haven't received it.

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Provide a complete hamper

If you would like to get together with friends and family and collect and provide a complete hamper for a family please contact us so we can give you more information about the size of the family you’re providing for. 

We ideally need all donated items for Thursday 10th December, there are some limited timeslots on Friday 11th December. 

You must confirm your timeslot over email. Please check your junk mail if you haven't received it.

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Individual gifts for Children

All gifts for children and young people will be welcome. Gifts could include games, toys, stationary, gift sets, hats, scarves, gloves, toiletries, books and gift vouchers for Amazon or common high street retailers. We ask that gifts are new and in their original packaging for the following age ranges:

  • 0-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • 13-15
  • 16+

Please do not wrap your gifts.  This is to enable families to be involved in the gift wrapping for their own children.  However, you would be welcome to provide some wrapping paper and gift tags to support this.

We ideally need all donated items for Wed 8 December, there are time slots available on Tuesday 7 and Wed 8 December.

You must confirm your timeslot over email. Please check your junk mail if you haven't received it.

Book time slot

How do I donate?

Please note we are still upholding Covid safe measures and so ask that you continue to observe our site requirements when dropping off. Please wear your own face coverings and make use of the hand gel provided on site, and book a 10 minute drop off slot. 

We ideally need all donated items for Wed 8 December, there are time slots available on Tuesday 7 and Wed 8 December.

You must confirm your timeslot over email. Please check your junk mail if you haven't received it.

Book time slot

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