Thanks to the lit­tle par­cel helpers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

THE Amer­sham and Che­sham Lions Club would like to thank the peo­ple of Amer­sham and Che­sham for their gen­er­ous support of the an­nual Christ­mas Parcels scheme.

Col­lec­tions of goods were made two weeks ago at Tesco, in Amer­sham, and Waitrose and Sains­bury’s, in Che­sham.

A num­ber of or­gan­i­sa­tions were in­volved, in­clud­ing the Amer­sham and Che­sham Ro­tary clubs, Round Ta­ble and Chiltern Food­bank, as well as pupils from Che­sham Gram­mar School, Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar Schools and Chiltern Hills Academy.

We made up 535 in­di­vid­ual food parcels and 28 fam­ily boxes.

Over the week­end and the fol­low­ing few days th­ese went out to lonely and needy peo­ple in the area.

We were also able to give 18 pot plants and four boxes of cho­co­lates to those who are lonely but not needy.

We are also grate­ful for the many cash do­na­tions re­ceived from in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions which went to­wards buy­ing in cer­tain goods to make up the parcels.

We of­ten think that we live in an af­flu­ent area, but those who help with the scheme can tes­tify to the fact that there are many pock­ets of de­pri­va­tion around us.

ERNEST NEWHOUSE Pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer Amer­sham & Che­sham Lions Club

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