Community pulls together to spread festive cheer

During the last two weeks before Christmas, we provided food to nearly 200 people.

 We could only do that because of the amazing generosity of so many people coupled with the dedication of our wonderful team of volunteers.

It has been humbling and encouraging to see so many individuals and organisations arrive with donations. 

We had beautifully wrapped hampers from Whiteley, children’s craft activities from Artswork and large food donations from Knowle and Wickham.

Festive hamper

Our local schools have been incredible, in particular Swanmore College, Swanmore Primary, Bishops Waltham Infant School and Wickham Primary. And then there have been donations from Sainsbury’s, Piccolo Roma, Fat Face in Whiteley, our local Army Cadets and the list goes on. 

A car load of food arrives from Swanmore Primary

Apologies if we have missed you off this list.  There have been days when people have turned up at the Youth Hall, left their donations and just disappeared.

So, in the midst of desperate need, with your help, we have brought love and hope to so many people.

Thank you