Generosity during the festive period

2 Jan 2020

The run-up to Christmas this year was even busier than usual, with hampers, lunches and parties for all of our beneficiaries.

The Friendship Network, which provides befriending volunteers to chat with elderly often housebound clients, held a joint lunch with the Stroke Service at a local church hall on 6th December. Over 50 people attended and had a wonderful time, with food cooked and provided by volunteer Emma and her colleagues from her restaurant chain. We are very grateful to them for all the hard work they put into the day to make it go so well.

The Friendship Network also carried on its tradition of providing tasty hampers for all its clients, kindly funded by the Local Initiative Fund. Each client received tins, dry goods and tea as well as crackers, chocolates and Christmas goodies. Staff delivered the hampers personally and went round to over 50 people.

Our Early Parenthood Programme, which works with pregnant women and mothers from our refugee and migrant families, put on a big party on 20th December and invited everyone. Newton management consultants provided large food bags for over 60 people as well as washing powder and other essentials. Everyone was thrilled by their generosity and went home happy with lots of goodies.

Our thanks to everyone who made the festive season a little bit better for the people of Islington.


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