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Christmas joy for Chester families

23 December 2020
An assortment of treats donated to Chester families this Christmas

Families in Chester have received an early Christmas present thanks to the support of the local community.

More than 100 food boxes and activity packs were delivered across Lache this week by a group of volunteers.

The gifts included essential food items as well as crafting and colouring materials to keep children entertained over the festive break.

Libbie Stock, Sanctuary’s Youth Co-ordinator, worked to collate the parcels along with the support of:

  • Lache Community Centre,
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council,
  • Westminster Foundation
  • Cheshire Food Hub
  • Welcome Network,
  • St Mark’s Church,
  • Local councillors,
  • Cheshire West Communities Together,
  • Health Box,
  • St Clare’s Pre and Primary School,
  • Lache Primary School,
  • Lache Childrens’ Centre,
  • Cheshire Constabulary
  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, 
  • Minerva Arts.

Staff from a number of agencies also dressed up as elves to ensure the safe delivery of the parcels.

Libbie Stock said: “Families were extremely grateful for the extra help in a year which has been more difficult than ever.

“It was a pleasure to deliver the boxes and to see the lovely happy faces of the children.”

One resident who received a parcel added: “Thank you. I have two very happy boys playing with the boxes.”


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