Xmas Hamper Donation From KingsGate Community Church

This week, KingsGate Community Church gifted over 100 Love Christmas Hampers to residents staying at YMCA Trinity Group’s accommodation settings across Peterborough.

This outpour of support from Kingsgate Community Church comes at a time when some residents will feel the struggle and challenge of loneliness, loss or isolation more acutely as Christmas draws in.

Daniel Cole, a pastor from the local church provided Alistair Young, Clinical Operations Manager at YMCA Trinity Group with 112 hampers, one for each resident at the charity’s TimeStop and Cresset accommodations.

Daniel said it was important to show an act of kindness and an expression of love for all who receive a hamper with Daniel commenting: “You just don’t know what difference a simple Act of Kindness can make to someone.”

The hamper came in reusable red sacks and were filled with practical gifts as well as Christmas treats and an open invitation to join a Christmas celebration at the KingsGate centre.

Laura Sneeden, Deputy Accommodation manager at YMCA Trinity Group, said:

“This is such a special and appreciated gift. Some of our residents will not receive anything at Christmas other than the small gift we can give to them, so to be able to give them a hamper from a local church will really mean a lot to them.

We aim to be here for people in our communities at the time when they most need help and support to get their lives back on track. Support like this from the wider community really does make a huge difference.”