It’s the most wonderful time of the year (almost!) so it’s time to launch this year’s Christmas Appeal and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
Last year we transformed Christmas for 116 of the most vulnerable families in Norwich through our gift of a Christmas Hamper aka, “Christmas Dinner in a Box” and this year we are aiming for 250.
You might be thinking, ‘This is a nice thing to do but what is one good meal really going to change?’
That’s a good question – especially when a Yule Log and box of chocs doesn’t seem like a big deal but perhaps a message from a hamper recipient from last year will make you think again:
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, I received a hamper tonight through
young carers which my son and daughter attend. Due to various illnesses and the financial struggle that goes with it, this Christmas has been the hardest one I’ve had to face. I’ve had to sell personal items to buy presents and times have been so difficult recently that I have gone without food to make sure the kids eat…I’ve even been so desperate that I had even had suicidal thoughts…Which brings me to this evening…I received the most amazing gift of a hamper and it has restored my faith in humanity and I’m actually looking forward to Christmas now as I can provided a decent and full Christmas meal and treats…I will never forget this as long as I live.”
250 hampers = an estimated 1000 people who know they’re valued and not forgotten at Christmas time.
That’s one heck of a Christmas message but we need your help to deliver it.
Here is a list of all the items going in each hamper, we hope you can help!
Tub of gravy granules
Box of stuffing
Bottle of Shloer/sparkling apple
Tub of custard
Large bag of crisps/savoury snacks
Box of Christmas Crackers
Christmas Cake/ Chocolate Log
Jar of cranberry sauce
Box of mince pies
Watch this space for info on how to take the Hamper Appeal into your workplace.