Haydon Wick Parish Council will be distributing over 140 Christmas parcels to its residents this weekend.
The Council has run its successful Christmas Parcel Scheme for the past thirty years. Each year residents are given a chance to apply for a parcel if they are over the age of 70 as at the 1 December, live alone, and a local resident.
For a second year the Parish Council is fortunate to have received a very generous donation of goods from the Christ’s Love Assembly (who hire the Council’s meeting rooms for their weekly church service) to boost the range of contents in the parcel. The recipients will receive tea, coffee, sugar, soup together with some Christmas treats such as a pudding, chocolates, mince pies, ham and more. A vegetarian parcel and gluten-free parcel was also available. This year Kellaway Building Suppliers kindly donated the bags which were just about strong enough to cope with the bag packed full of Christmas goodies!
Chairman of the Council Linda Brown said “We have been running this parcel scheme for over thirty years now and this year we’ve reached record numbers of parcels going out across the Parish”.
The Council is as always humbled by the generosity of its volunteers and community groups who come together every year to help with this project and would like to pass on their thanks to the team who gave up their Saturday morning to deliver the parcels.