Christmas Gifts 2020

Date: 26th Nov 2020 Author: Chris Pinnell

1st Westhill Scout Group. Christmas gifts 12.2020

Helping during a different – difficult Christmas.

We hope that all of our scouting families are keeping well.

 

At this time of year we would normally be putting the finishing touches to our “Soup-n-Santa” event in order to fund-raise for the Scout Group.  However in these unprecedented times, instead of collecting for the Group, we would like to give to others by asking families to consider donating the money/tombola prizes/ chocolates they would normally have spent at Soup n Santa towards other worthy causes.

AberNecessities is a local charity which looks to ensure that #NoChildGoesWithout . Our Exec Committee have been in touch with the charity who have provided a list of items they would dearly like to receive in order to provide Christmas Eve boxes to local children as other charities already look to help Santa with deliveries.

 

The items they are looking for, for Christmas Eve boxes are:

 

New warm pyjamas

Cosy slipper socks

Nappies and Wipes

Christmas bubble bath

A festive activity,

Festive storybook

Hot chocolate and mug

A selection box

New Underwear

 

If you are able to donate any of these items then we will be collecting at the Scout Hut until the 5th of December.  Alternatively, the charity has set up a dedicated ‘Just Giving’ page for their Christmas Eve box campaign. The details are as follows.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/believinginmagic

 

At every Soup n Santa we also collect items for the local food bank and we would like to do the same again. If you are able to donate non-perishable food stuffs please bring them to the Scout Hut and we will deliver the items later this month to the food bank. Tins are always a worthy alternative to dried pasta. There is a need for Dried milk, Cereals, Tea Bags & Instant mash.

 

If families could consider donating to either of these charities it would make a huge difference to the lives of people needing help at this time of year.

 

It will be a different Christmas for us all, but hopefully with your help less difficult for some.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls