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Easter Food Hamper Appeal

Many thanks to everyone who so kindly prepared Easter “hampers” for our local project. The response to our appeal was excellent and, together with the Barn’s hampers, will make a big difference to Easter for many families.

The Christmas hamper project, to which many of you very generously donated, was a great success. Many families in the area benefitted and were extremely grateful and delighted with the contents.

Although the threat from Covid seems to be receding, the financial situation of some local families is now even more precarious because of, amongst other things, the rise in the cost of living. Their need for support is in many cases even greater than it was at Christmas. So St Luke’s and the Barn are once again asking parishioners to be generous and put together food hampers for local families who are struggling to make ends meet.

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 perhaps an Easter treat for a family with children.

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.

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.

We aim to deliver the hampers on Monday 28th March and would therefore request that they be brought into church on the 20th or 27th March. If you cannot bring your hamper into church, please contact Harriet or Faith Poyla (

We hope that you will agree that this is a worthy local 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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