Can you spare just a few hours of your time to bring joy to a family in the region this Christmas?
An East Anglian cause, devoted to supporting deserving households over the festive season, has this week appealed for more volunteers.
The Norwich Basket Brigade is an annual event which packs and delivers food hampers to families who need them.
After fundraising throughout the year, the group buys all the essentials for a tasty festive celebration. It then packs hampers, wraps them beautifully, and delivers the welcome goodies throughout the county on 23rd December.
Tim Brister, one of the organisers, said: “By receiving a hamper, the families know that a stranger is thinking of them, and that unconditional kindness just adds to the surprise.
“It’s an act of kindness towards local people who have been going through tough times. Without the project, many of them would have little or nothing at Christmas.”
All recipient families are nominated as part of the initiative. Last year, 100 parcels were delivered across the county.
Tim added: “We rely completely on volunteers to do everything – from fundraising and organising, to packing and wrapping the hampers, delivering them and even helping us to tidy up.
“This year, we’re hoping to reach 120 families, meaning that over 500 people are getting Christmas dinner.”
Volunteers must be available to help on Saturday 23rd December.
To find out more, donate or volunteer, visit Norwich Basket Brigade