'Charity Begins at Home' 2015 appeal
27 November 2015
What is ‘Charity Begins at Home’
Tanya Noble from Olney started ‘Charity Begins at Home’ 2 years ago. Tanya explains how ‘Charity Begins at Home’ started, and what she is hoping to achieve:
‘Last year along with some amazing volunteers I cooked up a Christmas Lunch at the church hall and delivered gifts, food parcels and meals to those in Olney who would otherwise have gone without. Charity Begins at Home was created. We hope to do the same this year and wondered if anyone could help with the donation of food items, gifts or any spare pennies. The money we raise is used as an emergency fund during the year and last year was used to purchase school uniforms, pay utility bills and food shopping’.
From the 1st December to 19th December I will have a donations box in the gym and will take one to my classes.
What happened to your donations last year…
Last year your donations helped to:
- distribute 6 food parcels to 2 families, 3 single people, and 1 elderly person
- give presents to adults and children.
In addition monies donated into an emergency fund have paid utility bills, a bed and food for various members of the community.
On Christmas day they:
- provided Christmas lunch for families, couples, and elderly folk who would have been otherwise on their own
- gave presents and food parcels to 2 elderly people, 1 homeless person and a father and son.
You can help this year by…
You can help my making the a donation to the food parcels or a gift. Here are some ideas:
Non perishable food
- Tinned foods, spaghetti, beans, fruit, tuna, vegetables, rice pudding
- Long life juice
- Long life milk
- Tea bags
You can make cash donations here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/christmaslunch15
Children’s gifts; wrapped or unwrapped, if wrapped please put gender and age on parcel
Adult gifts; wrapped or unwrapped, if wrapped please put gender on parcel