In normal times we would fund raise throughout the year which of course has not been possible with the Covid restrictions. We provide Christmas hampers for over 700 households in Hastings and Rother areas, for families in need, elderly and disabled, together with a toy or gift for the children. The recipients are nominated by various local Government agencies.
We also normally have a two day event with Christmas and Boxing day lunch together with entertainment, hairdressing, medical assistance, shower facilities, clothing store, refreshments and even dog sitting for the homeless.
This year we have had to reduce our services to the provision and distribution of Christmas hampers only. This part of our work costs in excess of £22,000 which we would raise throughout the year. Unfortunately, this has been impossible.
These are unprecedented times but together, we are stronger, and a positive response is welcome and appreciated from all communities across the country to help us continue our valued work.
We are disappointed that we cannot provide the level of Christmas cheer that we have become renowned for, so we are focusing on providing the greatest good with fewer resources and within the scope of the Government guidelines.
Whatever you feel you can contribute will be highly valued, appreciated and help make someone's Christmas that little bit brighter. Thank you.