This Christmas, Calder Community Cares (CCC) will put a smile on the faces of over 400 vulnerable members of our community and 150 families by delivering a doorstep smile and a little bit of Christmas kindness in a festive bag or box.
It's not going to be a great Christmas for some of the people in our valley this year. A combination of loneliness and isolation for some of our vulnerable and isolated adults means they are less likely to go out and mix with others or have family or friends calling in on them over the darker days and months to come.
Similarly, some of our families, who thought that at least this Christmas would be a little better than last, will be facing a reduction in Universal Credit, higher fuel bills and possibly shorter working hours- so making ends meet for those additional extra costs associated with the festive season will be a real strain on budgets. Many of our families are facing food and income poverty for the first time ever and really don't want to ask for help.
Mayor of Tod Patricia Taylor, HRTC Deputy Mayor Jane Hoyle
and HRTC Cllr Bernice Hayes at the Big Wrap
With financial support of over £2500 from Hebden Royd Town Council, CCC aim to collect and distribute well over small 400 gift bags for our elders, and over 150 large gift boxes for families and probably around 150 individual gifts for children this year.
HRTC Cllr Bernice Hayes
The 'Big Wrap' began this week, attended by councillors from Hebden Royd Town Council and Todmorden Town Council, where lots of bags and boxes were filled with donations by volunteers. You can still support It's a Wrap by donating money or your time here.
Added: Thursday, 16 December 2021