The Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society supported this year's annual Caring for Communities and People (CCP) Hamper Scamper appeal.
As part of this project, the CCP accepts donations to help feed those who are isolated and provides gifts for children whose parents are unable to afford them. The Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society, which manages three supported housing facilities for older people in the region, has received £750 from the 'In This Together – Community Matters Fund', operated by Western Power Distribution, to help the CCP in their mission.
The fund has pledged £750,000 to help local charities, hospitals and hospices this year, two thirds of which has already been awarded to organisations such as Age UK, The Salvation Army and food banks across the South-West, West Midlands and South Wales.
Nikki Browning from the Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society said:
We are very excited to be working with the CCP and supporting their Hamper Scamper appeal. They kindly provided a shopping list for us, and the essential items we buy, along with some ‘nice-to-haves’, will fill 34 boxes for older people in the local area. We will also be including a Christmas card.
"The residents in our houses know how disheartening and distressing it can be to feel lonely and isolated, especially over the festive period." She continued. "This has only been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic and they feel passionately about wanting to help those less fortunate than themselves. It is our hope that the Abbeyfield contribution will make a difference and help the recipients of our hampers to feel reassured, knowing that there are others who care about them nearby.”