Sadly, we cannot collect items for the local foodbank in 2020 on behalf of the choir as we are currently not holding rehearsals in the hall. We are recommending that members who wish to support the local foodbank again this year, particularly as users are being hit particularly hard by the COVID 19 crisis, donate money directly to it via the link as follows:
If applicable, your donation can be gift-aided. Please mention us when donating so the foodbank knows we are supporters.
At Christmas 2016 we made up some hampers to donate to the local food bank for the first time. Choir members have been happy to support this initiative ever since. We had a wonderful response again in 2019 requesting items for the East Elmbridge Foodbank .
Hamper donations are specifically requested from suggestions listed by local foodbanks and the wisdom of this was indicated in this excerpt from the note of thanks in 2017 from St Saviours, Sunbury to whom we donated items that year: “The toiletries were very gratefully received as luxuries for Christmas which (local families) would not otherwise have had. The essentials such as nappies were even more gratefully received – they are expensive and were such a bonus for young families who are short of money and cannot normally afford them”
Suggested items to donate can be found here.
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