This year Christmas is going to be different for us all but we would still like to make sure our Foodbank Families are given a little extra something to make this Christmas special and we hope you, our community, will show your usual incredible generosity in helping us do this!!! As we have done for the past three years, we hope to give each family a special Santa Sack before Christmas- so throughout Advent we invite you all to join in our 'Reverse Advent Calendar'-style Appeal to make sure we have plenty of little treats and presents to go in the Sacks so none of our families feel like Father Christmas has forgotten them!!
What is a 'Reverse Advent Calendar'?
Simple- instead of (or as well as!) taking something out of your own Advent Calendar each day, you set aside something to donate each day to our Advent Santa Sack collection!! We aren't looking for anything big, just a little Christmas treat of chocolate, sweets or some biscuits to enjoy together; a small activity item for the children like some colouring pencils, a colouring book or a small toy; or even a little Christmas decoration to help make their home feel a little more festive!! Little things for the parents are welcome as well, of course... perhaps a small scented candle, a little bottle of bubble bath, some nuts or a little Christmas Pud to share once the children are asleep!
We will need to have all your donations in church by Sunday 13th December so they can be sorted into the Santa Sacks in time to be given out to our families before Christmas so this is a short Advent but there's still plenty of time... you can set aside a box or bag in your home to add your item/s to each day and bring it to us on Sunday the 13th or bring anything you have collected to church on any Sunday (10-10:30am) or Friday (3-5pm) between now and then. There will be a collection box inside the church entrance throughout Advent where you can leave your donations!! If you can't get to church at these times then please contact Fr Chris directly by TEXT MESSAGE (on 07793144841) to make alternative arrangements.
If you would like to donate but aren't local or can't get to the shops or to church then you can donate online via Just Giving and we will use your money to make the Santa Sacks special!!
Thank you for helping us spread a little Festive Cheer to our