Delivering Christmas treats to residents in Blacon

2 January 2021

Community organisations in Blacon came together to make some special deliveries and spread Christmas cheer to residents of all ages.

As part of the ‘Keeping Connected Project’, Blacon Beacon, Holy Trinity Church, Avenue Services and local councillors provided funding and worked together to arrange for 200 Christmas meals – complete with chocolates and Christmas pudding – to be delivered to residents who are involved with community organisations in Blacon.

Holy Trinity Church and Blacon Beacon also provided 240 meals and hampers to Blacon families, with funding from the Westminster Foundation, Chester Bluecoat Charity and the Welcome Network.

Meanwhile Here and Now and the North Wales and North West Rotary Passport Organisation provided gift bags for local children and Blacon Community Store supplied Christmas hampers to schools.

In addition, staff at Blacon Adventure Playground prepared festive hampers for local families and delivered more than 450 presents to children in Blacon.

A host of local businesses and organisations, including Blacon Community Support, Morrisons and Blacon Butterflies WI, supported this initiative by volunteering their time or donating items.

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, which manages Blacon Adventure Playground, said: “Christmas was very different for lots of people this year. With residents unable to gather together, we wanted to do our bit to help them stay connected to each other and their local community.

“It was a huge undertaking but we’ve had some wonderful feedback and it’s great to know that it made such a positive difference. I’d like to say a big thank you to all our staff, partners, local councillors and volunteers for their tireless efforts to make it such a success.”

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