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At Christmas we make sure that every resident receives a gift and a Christmas meal so they won’t feel alone.  We are encouraging our supporters to donate online to minimise visitors to our sites at this time, but we appreciate many of you want to bring gifts, so please look at our suggestions below.  You can also take a look at our web page detailing everyday items that our residents need all year round, such as new towels and shower gel, we’re always running out!

The Y Christmas Gift and Dinner Fund

All donations received to this fund will be used to either buy our residents a gift e.g a musical instrument, sports equipment, gift card etc and funding the Christmas meal. Donate now

Christmas Gifts & Shoeboxes

If you wish to fill a shoebox or gift other items we would be grateful if you could deliver them by Wednesday 15th December.  Please get in touch so we can safely manage delivery and storage.

Ideal Christmas gifts for our residents include:

  • Gift Sets – perfume/aftershave/make-up etc
  • Arts and Crafts items – notebooks/felt pens/colouring pencils/nice colouring books etc
  • Toiletries – shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/toothpaste/brush (NO razors)
  • Deodorants
  • Hair Products (Pump sprays/gel/wax/bobbles etc – NO aerosols)
  • Games and Cards
  • Tea/Coffee/Sugar/Hot Chocolate
  • Sweets and Chocolates
  • Fluffy Socks/Scarves/Gloves
  • Non-Perishable Foods (Pot Noodle/Cereal Bars etc)

Big thanks for your Christmas donations!

Back in December 2019, we were overwhelmed with the number of donations we received at The Y.

Donations included festively wrapped parcels and shoeboxes (and other boxes) containing festive treats, gloves, socks, dishes and bowls, toiletries, clothing and more.

Local schools, colleges, church and guide groups were all very busy ensuring The Y’s residents had something to open on Christmas Day. Read more