We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of local businesses this year with small gifts, chocolate selection boxes, advent calendars and toiletry/cosmetic packs. All of the donations will be distributed to young carers by our team across Gloucestershire in the run up to Christmas at groups, young carer events and home visits.
Kate Moss GYC’s health development worker – ‘I love being able to give a child or family a small gift at Christmas, whether a chocolate selection box, a fidget toy or food hamper, as it feels very special. ‘Giving’ is one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and makes everyone feel good and shows we care. It’s wonderful to see the look of anticipation and then the massive smile on the face of the child when they receive a gift – it is a lovely feeling and so worthwhile! Thank you so much to everyone who donates these items – they make children and families very happy (as well as the GYC staff!)’
We would like to say a huge thank you to Waitrose Cheltenham, Morrisons in Abbeydale, Alexander Burn Funeral Directors, AC plumbing and Co and Tesco in Cirencester for their kindness and generosity this Christmas.