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GIFTS DELIVERED: Croxley community project set to support the lonely this Christmas 

 Published on: 26th October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Christmas community project is set to go ahead this year and bring joy to many lonely older people in the Croxley community.

Violet’s Gift, a community project which was set up in 2015, works to provide gift donations to people in care homes with no loved ones.

Emily Benner started the charity when her grandma moved into care and she noticed how many people didn’t have loved ones including her grandma’s friend Violet.

This year working with registered charity, Small Acts of Kindness, they are able to continue their work and reach as many people as possible.

Small Acts of Kindness has secured a large present drop off and wrapping spaces as well as training on how to ensure they operate in a COVID safe way.

A spokesperson for Violet’s Gift said: “With clear synergies between the two charities it was an obvious choice to join forces this year to enable us to reach as many people as possible.

“We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to working together to help as many people as possible this Christmas who may be feeling lonely and isolated during the current pandemic.”

Items to donate include: Blankets, books, calendars, jigsaws and much more.

Full details about the gift-wrapping days and how to sign up will shortly be available on the Violet’s Gift and Small Acts of Kindness websites. 

Gifts can be dropped off at Small Acts of Kindness c/o Big Yellow Self Storage, 1 Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AL. Open 7 days a week – 9-6 Monday-Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday until December 23.

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