Haswell Parish Council are asking people from across The Haswells to help as we team up with our friends at Peterlee Town Council this Christmas time.
Santa’s Wish is a charitable giving project, aimed at bringing a little Christmas cheer to some people who are most in need.
Haswell Parish Council has now set up both a collection and referral point in The Haswells to provide a place for people to donate food and gifts to people who need it across the festive period. We can also refer families to receive packages of food and gifts to help their Christmas.
East Durham is one of the most deprived areas in the UK and has been hit hard by austerity cuts and more recently, by the introduction of the Universal Credit benefits system. As a result, more people and in particular families with low paid and zero hour contract workers as well those on benefits will be reliant on food-banks to get them through to their next payday because they can’t afford to eat and pay their bills.
You can donate at:
The Lisa Dixon Centre, Burt Close, Haswell from 09:00 – 17:00 from Monday to Friday.