Christmas blues are to be beaten this year as St Paul’s Church in Boundary Road, West Bridgford give away 100 hampers to those in need.
The hampers will include a selection of festive goods including crackers, chocolates and Christmas cake with the aim to spread cheer into people’s homes after a hard year.
“the whole point is to connect people with each other, so therefore we are inviting people to take a hamper to whoever they think would appreciate one.”
Rev Tim fox
Rev Tim Fox, of St Paul’s church said: “The whole point is to connect people with each other, so therefore we are inviting people to take a hamper to whoever they think would appreciate one.
“Ideally someone who might be lonely and isolated at this time.
“The hope is that not only do they get a hamper but they also get a conversation and the knowledge that there is someone friendly in the area.
“Most of all is to be a sign of hope to those who are lonely and a sign of community. We would also like to say that they are a sign of the love God has for everyone of us.”
The church describes itself as the ‘church in the community’ and Rev Fox added: “This is the first time we have done this so it’s very much in response to the isolation brought about by the virus but I intend for us to do this again next year if we feel the hampers have been appreciated.
“Donations have just started but we already received over £200 and some donations of food and we are very grateful.”
These hampers are being given to people in the week before Christmas and Rev Fox is inviting people to give donations towards them either in the form of money or food which you can deliver to the Church or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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