Christmas Appeal 2019

Christmas is a difficult time of year for many local individuals and families. Loveworks is there to help give them a ‘normal’ Christmas

We do this by providing food parcels containing some basic items and Christmas treats for people in need in our local community,

How Can you help?

Donate to our Food banks  December Food Bank List

Our food banks run very low over the winter plus we need extra items for our Christmas Food Parcels. We rely almost totally on donations so please support us this year. Please look at what we need and where to drop off.

For our Christmas Parcels we need about 300 strong shopping bags (not ‘bags for life’) so any donations would be very appreciated (cost from about £1.10 in the supermarkets).

Donate to support our work this Christmas  Donate ££

We urgently need cash donations to support some of our key initiatives at this time of year:

  • purchase of Co-op vouchers included in the Christmas parcels for the purchase of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables
  • Hot Meals for families in the Merstham Mix Community Cafe
  • Purchase of items where there is a shortfall in donations
  • provision of Utility top-up for electricity and gas where referring agencies highlight a need
  • storage facility to store and prepare Christmas parcels

Reverse Advent Calendar

Use the idea of Advent to help others. Rather than the usual Advent calendar where you open a window a day to see a picture, get a chocolate or some other goodie, you add a non-perishable food item or hygiene product to a box which you will can donate to Loveworks food banks. Download copy of our Advent Calendar Guidelines

We expect to have a very busy Christmas, record numbers of people visiting our Merstham and Reigate food banks and in the region of 150-200 extra Christmas Food parcels being handed out. All donations are very appreciated and will go straight towards helping make a ‘normal’ Christmas for people in need in our local community.

Thank you.