This year, for Christmas 2019, we have decided not to send out cards. Instead, we will be spending some time and money supporting our local foodbank by taking part in a reverse advent calendar.
5936 children are living in poverty in Eastbourne right now. Let’s make their Christmas a bit more jolly shall we?
We will of course be wishing you a very Merry Christmas nearer the time in other ways!
A reverse advent calendar works by putting items of food, toiletries and gifts into a box every day from 1 – 24 December for a charity of your choice.
We will deliver our box to Eastbourne Foodbank to help those struggling at Christmas time.
The Eastbourne Foodbank has provided 500,000 meals since opening in 2011.
Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public. That’s why all of our food donations are absolutely vital. It helps this charity to give everyone referred to them a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
Interested in doing a reverse advent calendar yourself? Head over to the Eastbourne food bank website where you can find out what items they are currently in need of.