Charity Resource, based in Westfield Trading Estate, have chosen to support Southside Family Project in the run up to Christmas to help them continue their vital work with individuals and families across Bath and North East Somerset.

Southside Family Project work respectfully with families to help them overcome difficulties and build resilience. To support the charity, Charity Resource are collecting Christmas Selection Boxes to donate to the children and their families over Christmas.

Rachel Quick, Charity Resource Account Manager, told The Journal: “It is important for us to be able to support local families, we worked with Southside earlier in the year with Easter Eggs for the children and the response was amazing, so supporting at Christmas time was an easy decision.”

Southside’s vision is to provide accessible support services that excel. All their services are based in the communities in which they work, including Midsomer Norton, and they aim to reflect the values of those communities. Children, young people, and their families are at the heart of the work they do.

The services that they provide are easy-to-reach because they have been developed over many decades and they collaborate with health providers, police, housing, education services and Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Rachel continued: “Charity Resource support the vision that Southside take an evidenced based, psychologically informed approach to their work. Rather than imposing their knowledge on children and families to achieve positive change, they combine it with the family’s experiences.

“Our initiative was to support the Christmas parties that Southside host for the children. Chocolate selection boxes and treats was an easy option to supplement the festivities that Southside provide.

“We launched our challenge back in October and the amazing staff and suppliers have been donating ever since.

“We have a phenomenal amount of donations that will be split between the community hubs at Foxhill (Bath), Keynsham and Midsomer Norton, helping around one hundred and fifty local children.

“We are very much looking forward to joining the families at The Writhlington Hub on Wednesday, 13th December.”