Dear Parents and Friends
As we approach Christmas … sorry – a bit early! … and the children become exited about the prospect of a visit from Father Christmas, we will help them to consider those who are less fortunate than themselves.
We will do this in an age appropriate way by asking them to help wrap a cardboard box with Christmas paper. We will explain that we would like to try to fill the box with presents for people who don’t have a warm bed to sleep in.
We would like to support the Seaview Project which is a local charity, (Charity No. 1058308), who help the homeless in Hastings and St Leaonards, those in temporary accommodation and in hostels, people with issues ranging from mental ill health, substance misuse and learning difficulties. They provide a warm and welcoming building where people can find help, comfort, friendship and inspiration. They offer laundy, washing facilities and healthy hot meals and reach out to those sleeping rough.
We are asking for donations of warm clothing – hats and gloves in particular would be very much appreciated. These do not have to be new. Additionally we are collecting non perishable food and toiletries. If you are able to donate any item to this we would be very grateful. The box will be delivered to the Seaview Project before Christmas.
Charity No. 1036984