Appeal begins for Christmas Eve hampers

An appeal has been launched for donations to go in hampers for people in need this Christmas.

Appealing for donations to provide Christmas hampers, at Johns Lane, Great Wyrley, Helping Hearts organiser Zara Sands, with helpers David Washington, Helen Barnett and sponsor Amy Mitchell from Tincan Comms Ltd
Appealing for donations to provide Christmas hampers, at Johns Lane, Great Wyrley, Helping Hearts organiser Zara Sands, with helpers David Washington, Helen Barnett and sponsor Amy Mitchell from Tincan Comms Ltd

Zara Sands is leading the appeal for 'Helpinghearts Outreach for Wolverhampton and Staffordshire' for the fifth year.

The group usually delivers meals to the homeless on Christmas Eve, but this year they will be delivering them to hostels.

Zara, from Great Wyrley, said: "I normally do the Christmas meals for the homeless but because of the pandemic we're delivering to the hostels and families in need.

"We give them food hampers so they have food to cook on Christmas Day.

"We normally get quite a lot of people donating and manage to help a lot of people each year.

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"We don't take cash donations but people can donate vouchers for shops such as Asda and Tesco.

"It humbles me and makes me happy because I had a bad upbringing as a child so I want to give back and try to help others.

"Each year on Christmas Eve Aldi on Coppice Farm and Lidl in Wednesfield help, they have been amazing, they help all year round too.

"Our team worked through lockdown, there's about 15 of us.

"I'd like to thanks Paula Barrington, Debbie Morris, Matthew Bird, David and Sue Washington, Helen Barratt, Christian Davies and our sponsor Amy Mitchell."

To donate, search for Helpinghearts Outreach for Wolverhampton and Staffordshire on Facebook or email zarasands@yahoo.com

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