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A Big Thanks for Christmas

The Hub was very busy in the run up to Christmas providing services such as our chilled foodbank to families and individuals and hosting several festive events.

This year we once again appealed for donations from the wider community for gifts and Christmas treats and the response was unbelievably generous! Both individuals and companies/organisations donated piles of childrens gifts, which allowed us to provide many of the families that use our Chilled Foodbank and other services with Christmas presents for the children. We also got a brilliant amount of festive snacks & treats, as well a food staple items that we were able to add as extras to food parcels.

Christmas treat bags

Some Christmas treat bags packed ready to go.

Gifts donated by Cellnex

The staff from Cellnex Telecom donated us some brilliant gifts.

Items donated by Morrisons and customers

We got trolleys full of items donated by Morrisons, included grab-bags generously gifted by their cutomers.

Donated gifts

Some of the presents that we had donated, ready for collection.

A huge thank you to all that donated to our appeal – We were able to help a huge number of families thanks to your generosity!


We also hosted 3 festive events in the run-up to Christmas with the help of Heart of England.


Viv, Rachel,and volunteers from Love Lillington held a Christmas lunch at Crown Routes. Customers tucked into a turkey dinner and enjoyed music from Circle Singers and Lillington Free Church.

Christmas dinner at Crown RoutesBand playing at Crown routes


Our Triple Link dementia group also enjoyed their own festive celebrations with turkey batches and entertainment from Front Room Attic Band.

VolunteersTriple link attendees having Christmas lunch

Finally, we held our annual Turkey Batch Day at the Hub and the turn out was bigger than ever! We gave out free turkey batches, had a tombola, raffle & other festive games, as well as a tabletop sale of preloved toys & games and a kids’ craft table.

Photo of Name the Penguin contestService users queueing up for a Turkey batchPhoto of Tombola stallService users enjoying their batches in our community hall

Thank you to those that donated food items and tombola & raffle prizes prior to the Turkey Batch day and all those who volunteered their time to help out at any of our Christmas events.

We had a very busy Christmas and were happy to see as many of you as we did!

Thanks again to all who donated, including the following:

Cellnex Telecom; Morrisons; Nick Whale Motor Homes; Tata Consultancy Services; Thomas Flavel Solicitors; Ashorne Hill; Wincanton; Aubrey Allen; Star & Garter; Rose & Crown; The Hygiene Bank; The Hair Shop; The Salvation army; The Lions; Orbit; Wilko; Paul Donnelly @ National Grid; Gino De-Gol; Angel Business Communications.

Also a special thankyou to Cassandra Pokorny who organised and collected many donations for us! 


 Published January 2023