Whilst many people will be looking forward to Christmas following the pandemic troubles of the last 18 months, others are facing a tough winter ahead.

The challenges that the Coronavirus outbreak has led to have been like no other. More people than ever before will be relying on the support of charities this December for food, clothing and financial support.

It is because of this that the Peasedown Community Trust is re-launching an initiative to feed thirty of the most deprived households in Peasedown St John again this Christmas time.

Trust Chairman, Gavin Heathcote, said: “So many people in Peasedown St John could miss out on a festive holiday this year because they don’t have the money to put food on the table. A cold Christmas ahead with a family to feed, when you’ve lost your job, is a situation that nobody wants to be in.

“Therefore, the Peasedown Community Trust is making a commitment to feed thirty households again this Christmas time!”

Recipients of a free Christmas meal from the Community Trust must live in Peasedown St John and meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Their children receive free school meals or access Early Years 2 year funding.

• They have recently been made unemployed or have loss of income.

• They have been referred to the scheme by a Family Support Worker or another agency.

Fellow Trust Director, Karen Walker, added: “We want to hear from anyone who needs help this Christmas time! The Trust was set up to run community projects and support those in need.

“I know from my own personal experience of raising my boys back in the 90’s that the role that welfare charities can play at Christmas really can make all the difference.”

To register, please email [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday, 14th December with a) your eligibility, b) your address and c) the number of people in your household.

You will receive notification on Wednesday, 15th December on details of delivery – which will take place on Sunday, 19th December.