On December 15th, volunteers from Lloyd’s Bank and the University of Birmingham Engineering Department joined forces to assemble hampers for 55 households, catering to families of up to 8 members. Each household received a basic food parcel along with festive additions such as stuffing, Christmas pudding, Yorkshire pudding mix, and age-appropriate bags of toys.
We want to express our immense gratitude to the amazing staff at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. For the last few years, they have generously created and donated Christmas hampers to us to deliver to those in need during the festive period. This year, they donated 25 hampers, and we're certain those who received them deeply appreciated your kindness.
We want to thank MITIE for generously offering their staff time to help with deliveries.
A huge thank you goes out to:
The Masons for donating £1,700 worth of food and a £500 donation.
Iceland in Northfield Shopping Centre for donating 4 bags of food.
Sainsbury’s who gave us fruit boxes and wrapping paper.
Ace of Cards on Kings Norton Green who donated gift bags.
Lickey Hills Rotary Club who donated beautiful gift boxes of smellies.
Bournville Gardens who donated food.
Individuals who made reverse advent calendars and donated money.
Northfield Methodist Church for sweets, chocolates and gifts.
Hamilton Court Retirement Complex in Kings Norton
Many families were deeply moved by the overwhelming generosity and kindness shown by this community.
The talented children at St Laurence Church Junior School kindly decorated and donated some beautiful Christmas cards to us! The cards were included in our Christmas hampers to spread festive cheer to the community. Thank you—we're certain these cards will be greatly appreciated!
The Oaks Care Home in Rubery kindly donated 20 Christmas dinners including meat, pigs in blankets and veg to vulnerable members of the community.
A huge, heartfelt thank you to Tim and Sue, who instead of asking for gifts for their 50th wedding anniversary, asked for money so they could donate two sacks of presents to our toy drive! We truly appreciate your incredible generosity.
Natwest Bank in Northfield graciously organised a raffle to win a hamper and decided to donate all the proceeds to us! They're counting the final donation amount.