Newsletter December 2015

Harvest Report

IMAG0149[1]We are delighted to report that we have had an excellent response to our Harvest Appeal yet again. This year we have been supported by around 60 churches, schools and other organisations and our store cupboards are looking extremely healthy. We are so grateful for this vital support which means we are well-placed to meet demand for another year.

Special Thanks

JpegWe have been very fortunate to receive so much support from local schools and uniformed organisations during our harvest collections. Special thanks go to the pupils from Winchester College, All Saints Primary School and 5th Winchester Cubs (Compton) who all came along and donated as well as sorted food and toiletries for us. The cubs also made wonderful posters and illustrated some recipes for us. These are now on display at Milland

Waitrose Weekend 6th – 7th November

Waitrose

Many thanks to all those who volunteered some of their time over the weekend of 6th & 7th November to hand out shopping lists to the customers at Waitrose in Weeke, to those who donated and also to the partners at the store who were very supportive. The response was excellent!

Christmas Donations

imgresWe are always pleased to receive seasonal donations in the run up to Christmas. It is a delight to witness the surprise and gratitude on our clients’ faces when we are able to include a special box of chocolates or biscuits with the food parcels in December. Things that are most appreciated include:-

Chocolate tree decorations, Christmas Biscuits, small selection packs, Boxes of Chocolates, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, Gift sets of toiletries, (for men & women)

Do you shop 0nline?

Did you know that you can help Basics Bank whilst you are doing your Christmas shopping? All you need to do is visit our Easyfundraising page, register and then click through to one of the thousands of retailers. Any purchases that you make in this way will attract a donation from the retailer at no cost to you!

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wbbank/?t=Easyfundraising-lo&v=a&=

You can also find a link to our page via our website.