Asylum seekers and refugees in the Tees Valley will benefit from Christmas hampers provided by caring members of St Edmund’s Church in Sedgefield.
The hampers of basic foodstuffs and toiletries will be forwarded to ‘Justice First’, a voluntary organisation in Stockton, as they have been for a number of years.
Church Reader Michael King said this week ”The hampers are always well-received by asylum seekers and refugees who have very little money, particularly if they are nicely wrapped because this adds to the pleasure of those who receive them. All the hampers will be delivered and distributed in good time for Christmas”.
Staple items like tea, coffee, sugar and soap (but no tobacco or alcohol) are especially welcome and can be packed into a shoe box or similar container and delivered to St Edmund’s before Sunday, December 9.
Further information is available from Michael on 01740 620910.
Article courtesy of Ron Eyley
Page added 25th November 2018