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