A reminder that we will once again be collecting children’s gifts during the morning service on Sunday 10th December for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, (SAHWR).
Last year you very generously donated more than 150 ‘wonderful’ presents which were gratefully received by the refuge. It is a very valuable and tangible way of supporting a significant need in our local community. This year’s arrangements will be similar to last year:-
Firstly, the Refuge would prefer presents not to be gift wrapped, as although a number of them are given on behalf of Santa, others are passed directly to the respective parent, who can arrange the gift wrapping and make the gift more personal.
Secondly, if you are unable to attend on 10th December but would like to contribute, a Gift Donation Box will be left in the lower link for contributions to be made in advance, from Monday 27th November. For those who would like their contribution to be collected, please get in touch with me or Trevor.
However you plan to shop this Christmas, please consider including an extra item or two on your festive toy shopping list, for the children of SAHWR. We look forward to welcoming Natasha, from the refuge, at our Gift Service on 10th December where all your gifts will be on display.
It would be wonderful if we were to make their visit as meaningful and worthwhile as it has been over the past 7 years.