Families from across North Bristol are set to benefit after a successful hamper appeal by Southern Brooks Community Partnership.
The charity asked schools, churches and residents to donate non-perishable foods and small gifts to make up hampers for local people who struggle financially at Christmas time.
Speaking about the appeal, Corrina Wood, Family Intervention Manger at Southern Brooks Community Partnership, said:
“We are in contact with over 100 families at any one time, many experiencing financial difficulties. The added strain of Christmas can, for some, be too much to bear. Research suggests that this is also a time when domestic abuse can escalate. Providing the family with additional food and gifts at Christmas can really reduce the stress.”
“Thanks to the generosity of local people this year has been our most successful to date, with over 60 boxes donated. In the current economic climate need is greater than ever so I’m delighted that we’ll be able to help more families this Christmas.”
The hampers will all be distributed to families in Patchway, Filton, Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Stoke Park in time for Christmas.
Photo: Lucas Martin (left) from Southern Brooks handing a hamper to local resident Bob Bentley.
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