Festive winter shoebox appeal

With the Covid-19 pandemic still affecting how people can socialise, we decided to hold a Festive Night In this winter for the families we're supporting. The first step was to reach out to the public at the end of November and ask for donations of shoebox gifts, filled with winter treats such as cosy socks, hot chocolate, family friendly DVD's and craft activities. 

What a response!

We've been amazed by all the donations received and want to give a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who got involved either by putting gifts together or donating cash.

Special thanks must go to our volunteers, Maria, Claire, Anneka and Weronika who have given lots of their time putting the gifts together for each family and to De Hood Boxing Centre for allowing us to use their space to prepare the donated gifts.

We'd also like to thank the following people: Zoe Wadsworth at Wadsworth Enterprise Ltd (t/a Fab Events), Kath Miller and Lowedges Agewell Friendship Group Knit and Natter.

We're able to provide gifts to 97 children this year. Take a look at the photos below to see just a few of the donations we received.