What an AWESOME email I received today (see below).
Thank you again to everyone who donated to this fabulous appeal. I’m certain that your support was one the reasons it was such a success this year!
Yay for us!
BVA Christmas Food Box Appeal 2014
Dear Louise and the NorthHantsMum community,
On behalf of everyone at Basingstoke Voluntary Action, we would like to thank you for supporting this years’ ‘Food Boxes for Basingstoke’ appeal so wholeheartedly.
Your hard work, team spirit and kindness generated a huge amount – not only food boxes, but clothes, new toys and books, and even gifts for pets, in addition to financial contributions which have enabled us to provide tents, sleeping bags, waterproofs and vital items to our homeless community.
This year the response was enormous, and thanks to people and organisations like yourselves we were able to distribute in excess of 300 boxes, including around 70 larger boxes for families, via the following agencies and charities:
- May Place
- Jacobs House
- The Camrose Centre
- MaD (teenage parents)
- Young Carers
- Citizens Advice
- Mary Rose Court
- HCC Learning Disabilities team
- HCC Children’s Services Team
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 a huge struggle especially if you are alone or without money.
The feedback from all involved has been incredibly positive and this campaign really has helped to make Christmas for hundreds of individuals and families around Basingstoke and Deane. We hope you feel your donation was worthwhile, the BVA staff and volunteers who supported this campaign certainly do.
Here at Basingstoke Voluntary Action we strive year round to support and enrich our local community. If there is anything we can help your business or organisation with, from providing volunteer opportunities or advice on fundraising, to developing business/charity partnerships please do not hesitate to let us know.
Once again, from the team at BVA and everyone whose Christmas has been touched by your kindness, thank you all and a Happy New Year,
On behalf of the BVA team
BVA provides guidance, information, support and resources for voluntary and community groups providing a service in Basingstoke and Deane.
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