Local disadvantaged families who have found themselves most in need over the Christmas period have been surprised with essential household goods from The Albion Foundation.
Albion’s official charity liaised with their partner schools and identified families across the community who need extra support during these difficult times.
Items that were gifted included everyday household objects such as microwaves, toasters, kettles, cutlery, dinnerware and bedding.
Deliveries also included essential pieces of clothing for children at school such as uniform, school shoes and coats.
The initiative is part of the Foundation’s ‘Give Back’ scheme, which has seen them deliver over 70,000 food parcels and hot meals to vulnerable people since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
And the aim of giving these Christmas gifts was to try and take everyday stress away from the families so they can relax over the festive period, explains Inclusion Manager at the Foundation, Craig Bannister.
“It’s important. There has been a lot of stress put on families recently and at this time of the year we want families to be as happy and relaxed as possible, so hopefully this gesture goes a long way to doing that,” Craig said.
“The items that we’re delivering are things that people may usually take for granted, but for these families it is something that they might worry about, so we’re just helping as much as we can,” he said.