'A Treat for Christ­mas' Cam­paign

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - SOCIAL SCENE - By Irena Bodnarec

As the clock ticks down to Christ­mas, the an­nual ‘A Treat for Christ­mas’ cam­paign has been launched by lo­cal British ex­pat Caro­line Tyszka. This has been some­thing that Caro­line has or­gan­isied and in­sti­gated since 2015 for the ben­e­fit of those us­ing the Al­faz del Pi food bank.

Although ba­sics are al­ways needed, Christ­mas is a time when it can seem par­tic­u­larly bleak for some fam­i­lies, es­pe­cially the chil­dren, who do not fully un­der­stand the fi­nan­cial hard­ships be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced.

Speak­ing to CBN, Caro­line said “Some­thing as sim­ple as do­nat­ing a bar of choco­late, a bag of sweets or sea­sonal bis­cuits can make such a dif­fer­ence to those us­ing the food bank. It doesn’t solve their longer term prob­lems, but hope­fully makes for a mer­rier Christ­mas”.

Col­lec­tion boxes have been placed at six lo­cal busi­ness, where you can drop items off: RKA Tat­toos in Benidorm, Win­nies Bar in La Cala, Giv­ing4Giv­ing in La Nu­cia, Hep­burn’s Hair Salon on Camp­ing Al­mafra, The Church Ir­ish Bar in Al­bir and Bistro Shabby Chic in Altea Old Town.

The cam­paign will run un­til Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14. Caro­line said “It’s min­i­mal ef­fort on my part, with the com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­nesses spread­ing the word to their cus­tomers and fill­ing the boxes. With­out the gen­eros­ity of ev­ery­one the cam­paign could not have been as suc­cess­ful as it has over the past few years.

For any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Caro­line by email at: caro­line.tyszka@ gmail.com

Gary of Giv­ing4Giv­ing

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