As you are all aware, our usual Christmas treats, games and party cannot take place this year due to Covid restrictions. A decision was made that a small percentage of the budget allocated for our festivities would be used to bring a little Christmas cheer to some local children who in all probability will not be getting a visit from Santa this year. This year more than ever has been so difficult for so many families and the difficulties will continue well into the new year, so hopefully, our gift bags will go a little way towards helping those families.
It was decided that the New Hope Food Bank at Killamarsh, obviously a local charity, which operates on referrals by GP’s, Social Services, Midwives, etc. would be able to make good use of our donation.
New Hope was delighted when we dropped 50 bags of Christmas treats off and assured us that the bags would be distributed quickly to local needy families who would be delighted to receive them. They have also said that they will keep in touch and let us know how the treats were received.
Fingers crossed that we will all be able to have a gathering of some sort later in the year when Covid 19 has been knocked out of the park!