“With Christmas now firmly in our sights, we focus much of our efforts on the Christmas Parcels project and the fundraising necessary to support it. Each year we distribute up to 200 parcels of seasonal groceries to families, couples and those living alone, for whom Christmas might otherwise be just another day. The heartfelt letters and cards we receive demonstrate how gratefully these parcels can be received, whilst the growing demand on foodbanks for day-to-day provisions speaks for the continued value of the project.
The Christmas Parcels represent a significant call on our resources, so we will be raising funds via street and store collections and once again travelling around Woodbridge with Father Christmas as he makes his preliminary rounds in mid-December. Find us at Tesco Martlesham Heath on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th December and in Woodbridge town centre on Saturday 17th December.
The sleigh ride will see us with Father Christmas on the early evenings of Wednesday 14th December, around Barton Rd., Collingwood Rd., Beresford Drive, Bury Hill and Bury Hill Close; then on Thursday 15th in Peterhouse Crescent, Pembroke Ave., Queens Ave., Church Close and Clare Avenue.
We take an evening break from the fundraising and preparations with our Christmas meal, an opportunity to relax with our colleagues and our partners, enjoying a traditional meal, a few stories and some dreadful carol singing before the final hectic few days.”