Reverse Advent Calendar

This year we are supporting PACT House with their Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign between 20th November and 14th December. 

Since 2015, PACT House in Stanley has been offering a community café space with Wi-Fi and computer access along with support for people facing poverty, homelessness and other issues.

They also offer advice for people dealing with housing and benefit issues and help with job searches and back to employment support. They also supply food and clothing packs to those most in need.

As its close to Christmas many people find it hard due to:

  • Extra heating bills
  • Pressure to buy children Christmas presents
  • Access to help is often closed for the holidays and families can struggle for support they so vitally need.

PACT house have around 300 people accessing the building and also give out at least 10 food packs a week. They also provide Christmas lunch for those without families or who can’t afford their own meal, so they can enjoy the day surrounded by others.

PACT house are running a reverse Advent calendar this is where you collect food items every day for 25 days. This will provide food packs to families who are struggling at this time of year.

We are asking for non - perishables items such as;

  • Pasta, rice, noodles
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, hot chocolate
  • All tinned items including meats
  • Toiletries items including sanitary product
  • Cakes, biscuit’s, sweets

We would like these items donated every day until the 14th December, when they will be collected by PACT House. If you have any items Year 8 and 9 will be collecting daily and storing them for collection. Alternatively they can be dropped off in any year office.

Please give what you can to allow a family to enjoy Christmas.


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