The Giving Tree makes Christmas better for others
The Giving Tree of Bradford on Avon is back in Lamb Yard for its fifth year, and what better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than by donating items to local charities helping to make life easier for those in need?
Annually, our generous local community have supported this project in the four weeks leading up to Christmas and donations have increased year on year, so the project’s co-ordinator, Chris Curtis, is hopeful that this success will continue.
(PHOTO – LEFT TO RIGHT: CLLR LAURIE BROWN, THE HUB; TESSA KERSLAKE – SENIOR EVENTS AND COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER, JULIAN HOUSE; CHRIS CURTIS, GIVING TREE COORDINATOR; MARINA ABRAHAM – EVENTS AND COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER AT BATH CATS AND DOGS HOME; JOHN HUTCHINSON, THE HUB)
“On behalf of Julian House I would like to thank the local community of Bradford-On-Avon for their on-going support. Raising funds is continually hard for us. Saving money by using the kindly donated items to The Giving Tree will help us to use the money saved supporting homeless and vulnerable people in different ways”. Cathy Adcock, Senior Fundraiser, Julian House
“We’re so happy to be benefiting from the Giving Tree again in 2019. The donations made for the cats and dogs in our care are much needed and always so gratefully received, so we want to say a huge thank you to Chris and to the local community for giving so generously to help animals who don’t have a home to go to this Christmas.” – Rachel Jones, Head of Fundraising & Communications, Bath Cats and Dogs Home
“Last Year we we were in receipt of donations from the Giving Tree and are always grateful for many of the items and have been able to support some in our local community.”
SUGGESTED GIFTS FOR THE HUB/JULIAN HOUSE
Sealed toiletries (eg: deodorant, shower gel, shave foam, sanitary items, toothpaste)
Sealed, in date, dry goods (eg: cereals, rice, pasta, biscuits, sugar)
Canned/jarred/long life food (eg: juice, pasta sauce, coffee, tea, UHT milk)
Christmas Pudding/Mince Pies
Stocking fillers (small soft toys, colouring books. crayons, festive sweets)
Hats & Gloves
New socks/new underwear
SUGGESTED GIFTS FOR BATH CATS AND DOGS HOME:
Dog and cat food
Dog and Cat toys
The Giving Tree also has support from the Royal Mail this year, so if you are unable to get into town, gifts may be posted to:
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