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Christmas Hampers Help Vulnerable Families in South Gloucestershire

Every year, Southern Brooks supports families and individuals who are living in deprivation across South Gloucestershire. We currently work with over 90 families and individuals that really need our support. This year participants in the West of England Works project have also benefitted from the Christmas Hampers appeal.

The goodies inside the Christmas Hampers have been kindly provided by Direct Line Group in Bristol, Broadmead Baptist Church and through fundraising for our charity haircut event that took place on the 15th December at the Brooks Café in Patchway. Southern Brooks staff worked throughout the day to pack and wrap over 70 hampers ready to be sent out before Christmas.

Health and Wellbeing Manager, Corrina Wood said:

“The Christmas Hamper Appeal supports families across South Gloucestershire who may struggle at Christmas. Families receiving our hampers often experience poverty, poor mental health, disability and domestic abuse. They are some of the most vulnerable people living in our communities and the hampers make a big difference to their wellbeing.”

Project Manager, Ternaya Cummings said:

“We are now working with over 65 individuals across South Gloucestershire to help them overcome their barriers to employment, education or training. The Christmas Hampers give them something extra this Christmas and raises their aspirations as well as improving wellbeing. We have participants who face multiple barriers including mental health, disabilities, homelessness and housing issues.”

The hampers contain a large selection of goodies such as festive treats, tinned food and toys for the children.

Having a hamper at Christmas will make a huge difference to them.