Christmas is a difficult time for many people and this year the strain will be particularly hard on those with low incomes.

We are very happy to support the Trowbridge Storehouse Foodbank, who do a fantastic job in supporting vulnerable people with parcels of food and essentials. Jill at Storehouse informed us that last week, in the space of 2 days, they helped 300 people! They are still welcoming donations, particularly cleaning products.

The Foodbank’s users may find themselves in need following redundancy, or losing work through severe illness. Some service users are attempting to rebuild their life after the breakdown of a marriage or partnership or they could be recovering from a situation of domestic violence.

Our practice manager, Cheryl, had the jolly task this year of dropping in our donation basics, with some Christmas treats, for those in need. Their Christmas campaign, All Wrapped Up, is providing over 70 families with all they need for a fresh and wholesome Christmas dinner.