RE:STORE, the Seaton-based community group who brought Christmas to local families in need two years ago, have a new appeal for CHRISTMAS 2022. This is much needed since many people are already finding it difficult to survive.
I’VE JUST GIVEN TO THEIR APPEAL – IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO DO SO, PLEASE MAKE A DONATION HERE NOW.
Here is what RE:STORE say about what they’re planning to do:
Using those who receive free school meals as a criteria, we are aiming to bring some Christmas Cheer to local families who need a little support in these challenging times, providing a hamper with food, treats, a children’s book & high street vouchers to spend in local businesses.
Previously run in 2020, the Christmas Cheer scheme helped 108 families and 185 children in the Axe Valley catchment area with the support of the local community, councillors, businesses and schools.
With the current cost-of-living crisis the project is more essential than ever and will benefit an increasing number of children and families who need support and help.
Working with 10+ schools in the Axe Valley area we estimate the numbers of children who will benefit will exceed 200 this year.
The overwhelming success of the 2020 scheme is reflected in the positive feedback received from schools and recipients:
“Thanks so much. What a lovely gesture. I’m struggling financially at the moment so this means a lot”
“Our families were overwhelmed by the generosity and were very emotional with it all. Thank you so so much to you and all of your wonderful volunteers.”
“How wonderful, the present will go under the tree as we have not been able to do much this year for my child and are so grateful for this”.
The more support and funds we can raise the more families and children we can provide a little Christmas Cheer for.