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Christmas Food Hamper Appeal

Many thanks to everyone who so kindly prepared Christmas “hampers” for our local project. St Luke’s alone produced 23 hampers. This was an excellent result and, together with the Barn’s hampers, will make a big difference to Christmas for many families.

The hampers will be delivered this week. Thank you again for your wonderful generosity.

This Christmas, the Barn and St Luke’s are running a food hamper project. Recognising the kindness and generosity of our parishioners in supporting similar projects in previous years, we are requesting volunteers to put together food hampers for local families, who are struggling to make ends meet following the pandemic.

By “hamper”, we mean a strong bag (an inexpensive hessian or similar bag for life - it does not need to be new) containing £20-£25 worth of everyday food, toiletries and a Christmas treat (maybe chocolates or cakes) for a family with children.

If you would be prepared to do this, please contact Harriet Turley ( or Frankie Pinner (

We are hoping to be able to offer approximately 15-20 hampers.

Suggestions for contents include (as examples only) pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tinned food, breakfast products, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, shower/bath products.

Hampers should not include alcohol, fresh food or bags of nuts. Products “which may contain nuts”, and are clearly labelled as such, can be included.

We will deliver the hampers in the week of 13 December and would therefore request that t

hey be brought into church on 12 December. If you cannot bring your hamper into church, please contact Harriet or Faith Poyla ( from the Barn, who can collect it from you.

We hope that you will agree that this is a worthy local Christmas cause and we should like to thank you very much in advance for your help.

Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Faith, Frankie and Harriet


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