Christmas gifts for Afghan evacuees and local womens refuges
Afghan evacuees and women and children in local refuges have received Christmas hampers and presents thanks to the generosity and efforts of Eastleigh Borough Council staff and other local agencies following an appeal by the Council’s Health & Wellbeing team.
Staff at a number of agencies including Eastleigh Borough Council, Talking Change, Community First together with staff and users at Places Leisure Eastleigh have all played an important role in donating, collecting and delivering the hampers and gifts to help make this a special Christmas.
Cabinet Lead for Health & Social Policy Cllr Tonia Craig said, “The fantastic efforts of our staff together with those from other agencies has been amazing and has made a real difference this Christmas for the evacuees and women and children in local refuges. It has given a welcome Christmas boost to families who face an uncertain festive season.”
She added, “Thanks to everyone who donated as the smiles on their faces when they received the hampers and presents was priceless and they were so excited and really blown away with the generosity of local people.”
Photo Caption: Cllr Tonia Craig surrounded by some of the hampers and presents.