On behalf of all the clients, volunteers, staff and Trustees of the Welcome Centre a huge thank you to each of you who have donated this Christmas.

Our shoe box appeal and reverse advent calendar was a great success along with our 50p challenge. We received over 500 shoe boxes filled with little luxuries, basic essentials and toys.  Our reverse advent calendar provided us with lots of toiletries and tinned food items. The items received were given out to many families and individuals before Christmas and any items that were left over are now being used within the general store during the coming months.

The 50p challenge was taken up by over 150 people and in total we raised over £1800. This meant that we provided Christmas lunch packs including fresh meat, fresh vegetables, gravy, stuffing, custard, mince pies and much more to our clients for the two weeks before Christmas day. A huge success!

We do try to give a personal thank you to you all but if we haven’t please accept our huge appreciation for all your support not just at Christmas time but throughout the year as well.

Shelley college delivering their collection


Shoe boxes collected by Syreta


Barnaby's Day nursery making a delivery