Christmas time is a season for spending time with those we love and are close too, but for many this can be a very lonely and isolated time.
Maninplace is accommodating 124 people, many of whom who are vulnerable and do not have the good fortune to have family and friends close by.
The feeling of isolation can be exacerbated by witnessing others who are perhaps lucky enough to have a wider support network.
For those who face mental health challenges, the feelings of loneliness can increase and make the festive season a difficult time to navigate.
But with your help, we can ease some of those challenges this Christmas time by gifting a hamper to everyone in our homes.
How can you help?
You can help create a gift hamper either as a complete box of treats, or by gifting one or two items that we can put into a larger box.
We need the following items:
Non-perishable food items, such as tinned vegetables, potatoes, soups, stews, packet noodles that just need boiling water, etc. (Please donate tinned items in cans with a ring pull).
Sweets ‘n’ treats, such as biscuits, crisps, cakes, chocolates, sweets.
Toiletry items, such as soaps, shower gels, shampoos, toothpaste & brushes, shaving products. (items for both men and women).
If you are able to gift an entire hamper why not make your gift a little extra special by including a greeting card.
Please be advised we will be unable to accept gifts containing alcohol, and ask that any donations of hats, scarves and gloves are passed to our friends at The Salvation Army shop next to our offices in Wellington. This is due to the overwhelming number of donations previously received.
Where to bring you donations?
You can drop your gifts to us at our KiP@Maninplace walk-in centre in Wellington Town Centre. You’ll find us in the building with a bright orange door, directly opposite Weatherspoons.
Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm.
Alternately, staff availability pending, we may be able to accept your donations at our premises in Donnington Wood.
If this is your preferred option, please call us to make further arrangements on: 01952 248248, option 2, during normal office hours.
Thank you for your support and assisting us to make this Christmas that little bit special for our customers.