A helping hand this Christmas

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Could you give a helping hand to families and individuals in need this festive season?

Many people on low incomes are struggling with the rising cost of living and Christmas can be a particularly difficult time with extra expense but no extra money.

A partnership of local organisations is collecting donations of food from a list of items needed to make up Christmas Food Boxes.

You can view the list of food items on Burgess Hill Town Council’s website www.burgesshill.gov.uk.

Food collection boxes with a list of the items needed are located in Burgess Hill at Specsavers and Halifax Bank in Church Road and Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point at 96 Church Walk.

Specsavers are also collecting toys. Food collection boxes have also been placed at Budgens in Hassocks and Janton News in Hurstpierpoint.

The food boxes will be delivered to 200 families and individuals in the Burgess Hill area in time for Christmas.

The groups organising the initiative include Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Food Bank, Burgess Hill Town Council, Burgess Hill Youth, Burgess Hill Children and Family Centres, Tesco, Christmas Wishes and Burgess Hill & District Rotary Club.

Report contributed by Judy Pointing, Burgess Hill Town Council.