For the sixth year running, St Barnabas Church, Bromborough Village, is providing food & gift hampers to local families – and even their pets.
The project which began by helping eight families from one local school, has grown each year and now plans to help around 60 families from across the parish area. Donations of gifts for all members of the family are welcomed at Kangaroo Self Storage, Bromborough and directly to the Church until 16th December.
When the Parish Rector, Rev Jenny Gillies got in touch looking for storage, Sarah, our store manager was keen to help.
Rev Gillies said; “We provide food for a fortnight over Christmas, together with gifts for each member of the family - chocolates, Christmas puddings, crackers and we even try to include family pets too!
“We were really stuck for space to store all the food and presents this year. But thanks to the team at Kangaroo Self Storage on Candy Park we now have free storage and a space to make up the hampers ready to distribute.
“We distribute these hampers via Woodslee Primary School and Mendel Primary School, both located in Bromborough, to try and bring joy and love to families who deserve to be happy.
“We are lucky that we have received grants and donations from individuals and businesses. We are fortunate that through this, we try to give to these families everything that we have on our table during the Christmas holidays. Volunteers will be packing the hampers 14 – 16 December and distributing them on 16 December in time for Christmas.”
Sarah and the team have found St Barnabas a 400sq ft storage space to securely store the hampers and donations before the volunteers come to package them up. Sarah said, “We’re very happy to support St Barnabas and we’ll be getting in on the action next week to help pack up too. We’re delighted that Rev Jenny Gillies gave us a call.”
There is still time to join in and support this initiative run by St Barnabas Church – the team are looking for family gifts – toiletry and beauty gift sets, socks for adults and children, toys, books or games etc. Contributions can be left at St. Barnabas Church, Church Sq, Bromborough Village and at the reception of Kangaroo Self Storage, New Chester Road.
The storage centre is open 7 days a week:
Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm
Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 10am to 2pm