Volunteering in 2021
If Government restrictions allow, we hope to welcome existing and new volunteers to help us run our hamper and 2 day event projects this year. We hope to return to our online volunteer recruitment in October so that people can sign up for dates and roles, most suited to them. We would again like to take this opportunity to thank volunteers for their ongoing support for the charity and hope to see some of you back this year. The website, email and social media platforms will keep everyone informed.
As we get nearer to the time of the events and are aware of any actual restrictions that are imposed, we can then finalise on what is achievable and make the appropriate announcement. Please see below for other ways you can help too!
As you will be aware this continues to be difficult time for all charities and Surviving Christmas is no exception. We would normally have been regularly fundraising throughout the year in readiness for the festive period. With the COVID19 pandemic, our funds are much depleted and we are expecting a rise in the number of nominations for food hampers this year, due to the extra hardship people are being faced with.
With this in mind, we would like you, your friend’s and family’s help. Our food Hampers contain about 30 items including all the essentials such as tins of meat, fish, veg, soup and baked beans plus pasta, cooking sauces, sugar, cereals, sweets and chocolate. If everyone saved one of these items per week (being mindful of best before dates) then by Christmas we would be well on our way to building our reserves. We will be able to receive donated food items at the Salvation Army Hall Hastings during the week of 6th December 2021 ready for packing week commencing 13th December 2021. In recent years we have distributed over 700 hampers. We realise that times are more difficult for us all but any help would be amazing. Thank you! Please use the Contact Us page on the website if any further information is needed.