Christmas can be difficult for some families, it can be hard to enjoy the festivities when the worry of bills, food and presents is looming.
Children’s Place Foundation and NHS Trusts across West Yorkshire have teamed up over the last couple of years and opened Christmas Family Hamper donation stations in and around NHS Trust buildings and Children's Place Day Nurseries settings..
During November staff working at the NHS Trusts and staff from the Children's Place Day Nurseries settings have brought food donations to work with them to donate to the Children's Place Foundation.
The food donations are collected, packed into hampers of 2-3 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner and delivered to family’s accessing Children’s Centres in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale. We also provide a family activity gift with each hamper, with help from local business sponsors and fundraising.
It was a huge success in 2014 with 92 Hampers being delivered, and we will be running the campaign again in 2015.
We are looking for more partners and volunteers to work with for Christmas 2015. If you know of a organisation, business or just want to get involved yourself please do contact us!