Christmas support for families in Test Valley – 2023

21/11/2023

We have gathered together a list of local organisations who are offering Christmas support to local families in the Test Valley area.

Romsey

Freedom Centre

Do you live in in Romsey, North Baddeley and surrounding villages?

If you need a bit of extra help this Christmas, go along to a free Hamper Making event at The Freedom centre.

Freedom Centre Unit 6, Greatbridge Business Park, Budds Lane, Romsey’

05-12-2023 – 07-12-2023, 1500-1700

You can pack up a bag of food and a few gifts for yourself or someone else.

Children are welcome to come along and get involved. Hot drinks provided.

Baby Necessities – Baby Bank

Cosy Winter Appeal

Unit C1 The Premier Centre, Premier Way, Romsey, SO51 9DG

01794 765240

Help us by providing items such as:

Jumpers, Coats, Hats and gloves, Scarfs, Earmuffs, Pyjamas, Onesies, Blankets, Slippers, Fluffy socks, Foot muffs and Hot water bottles

These can be new or preloved.

Why not put together a cosy pack? Choose an age and gender then fill a gift bag with a few items from our list.

https://babynecessities.co.uk/

Andover

The Lighthouse project is putting together Christmas hampers for those who need support this year.

If you know someone or a family who would benefit from receiving a hamper, please use the referral link below and send their name and an email address to The Lighthouse team so that they can be invited to a Christmas Eve event on the 24th where they can receive a hamper, pick up a Christmas gift and join in a drop-in Christmas party.

Spotlight Test Valley Toy appeal

Unity is a collection point for new toys which will be given to children who have been referred by schools, social workers, children’s ward at the hospital, armed forces welfare officers and health visitors.

White Hart Giving Tree.

If you would like to partake, please take a star from the tree, which will have an age range on it, buy a present, wrap it, attach the star then pop it back to us and you truly will make someone less fortunate extremely happy this Christmas.

ACE Andover clothing and Baby Bank

Are asking for Christmas decorations, Christmas wrapping paper and any new, like new adult gifts, toys, toiletries.

They are still in need of hot chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate coins, small selection packs, hats and scarfs and socks for their Christmas Eve boxes that they donate to families in need.

Please drop off at 16-18 chantry centre, Andover. Monday-Friday 1000-1500

Christmas community events

Looking for events to enjoy with your family ? Santa visits , Christmas craft fairs ……

Local Christmas events can be found on our website, https://unityonline.org.uk/community-events/

Please get in touch with a member of the Community team if you are looking for extra support.

Call, 0330 4004 116

Email, info@unityonline.org.uk

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