***Update - The response for hamper demand has been overwhelming and so we are planning to deliver a minimum of 3,000 hampers this Christmas. With your continued support, we hope to be able to increase this further to 5,000***
2020 has been an interesting and difficult year. The arrival of Covid-19 has meant all of us have had to adapt in some way, while many of us have been impacted in ways that are life changing.
At this time of year, we begin to look forward to the magic of Christmas when family come together to create happy times, good food and gifts. Some respite from worries about the global pandemic.
But for others, it is additional stress piled on top of the daily challenge of just trying to get by. The added expense of providing special things for their family, or worse still, not knowing how to provide anything at all because they've lost their job or had their hours cut can be overwhelmingly difficult.
For others, especially those who are alone, it might not seem that anyone cares, compounding their feelings of isolation and vulnerability. Christmas for them will feel lonely and scary.
That's why, Oasis has pledged to provide at least 20 hampers for the 20 most vulnerable families in each of their locations to help get them through the Christmas holidays.
That's 1,000 hampers!
All Hampers will be provided during the week of Christmas and will include children’s activities/toys, mince pies and chocolate on top of the usual staple requirements.
Please help us to help them by contributing whatever you can. Thank you x
‘It helped me enormously because I only had to buy dairy, eggs and bits and bobs. I have had fun using foods I would never buy. It was humbling to meet such amazing volunteers who delivered in all weathers.’
‘I have been the recipient of such kindness and generosity from Oasis, I would love to find a way to give back by volunteering myself.’ Francesca, a mother whose business was wiped out with Covid-19. She was not eligible for the furlough scheme.