Weʼve raised £27 to help Stockmoor & Wilstock Timebank give Christmas Smiles to people in our community.
- Bridgwater, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- Funded on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
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Not everyone in our community has a loving family, food on the table or gifts under the tree.
Unemployment, illness, changes in benefits and food poverty, especially that caused in holiday periods when eligible children are not receiving free school meals, mean money is scarce for Christmas treats and gifts for some.
We're doing two things this Christmas -
1. We're want to provide special Christmas hampers for individuals and families within our community - we're working with Bridgwater Foodbank to put these together.
2. We believe no child should go without at least one special gift from Santa - we’d like to provide a wrapped gift for as many children as possible.
Donations of money given will be used to buy a selection of Christmas food treats & essentials for the hampers and gifts for children.
We're also be running COLLECTION POINTS for food gifts, toys and gifts for children and Christmas wrapping paper - we'll be at events in early December. Details of the event times and items we’ll need will be circulated soon in posters and on social media.
The dates confirmed at the moment are as follows:
Friday 2nd December - Christmas Fair at Somerset Bridge School
Thursday 8th December - Christmas Carols Event at Somerset Bridge School
During December we’ll be organising small teams of volunteers to hold ‘wrapping parties’ in their home to wrap the presents and hampers - we’ll provide the mince pies! Please get in touch if you'd like to volunteer to host or attend a party - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07500 778767.
All hampers and gifts will be distributed though a network of local organisations shortly before Christmas.
Michelle Phillips started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Nov 8, 2016
I know it's not a lot, but I am just coming out the other side of years of struggling, bless you for trying to help. To everyone it's not just people on benefits that struggle. Workers struggle to.
Kim & James
Oct 27, 2016
Lovely thing to do - well done
Les and Sue
Oct 24, 2016
About the fundraiser
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Michelle Phillips is the Project manager of Stockmoor & Wilstock Timebank. Stockmoor & Wilstock Timebank operates for the benefit of all residents of Wilstock & Stockmoor Villages in the parish of North Petherton, just south of Bridgwater in Somerset. www.swtimebank.org
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