We received a letter today. This is what it said...well done everybody.
To all the children, families and staff at Great Binfields Primary School,
Each year Basingstoke Voluntary Action appeals to organisations and members of the public to join us in providing Christmas food boxes to those less fortunate than ourselves, and who would benefit from a little extra at Christmas time. We aim to supply refuges, hostels, underprivileged families and homeless centres around Basingstoke and Deane with boxes containing food items and Christmas goodies, and the response has been incredible.
On behalf of everyone at Basingstoke Voluntary Action, we would like to thank you for supporting this years’ ‘Foodboxes for Basingstoke’ appeal so wholeheartedly. Your hard work and kindness generated a huge amount - more than 8 large boxes of donations and new toys which will be making a huge difference to Christmas in homes around Basingstoke!
This year with the help of people like yourselves we have already managed to distribute over 250 boxes. The impact of this cannot be under-estimated, not only from a practical point of view, but for someone who is socially isolated or vulnerably housed, simply knowing that people care can make a massive difference at a time of year which can be huge struggle especially if you are alone.
In addition to this we will be able to support our rough sleeping community by giving out tents, sleeping bags and essentials to those who do not have a roof over their heads.
Once again, from all the team at BVA and everyone whose Christmas has been touched by your kindness, thank you all!
The BVA team