A LETTER FROM JILL PRESTON TO ALL WHO HELPED
I am writing on behalf of our most vulnerable residents to thank you for your contribution to making the holidays bearable for them.
On 28th December we hosted more than 30 people in Piper Hall where, thanks to all of you,they enjoyed Roast Beef and all the trimmings – beautifully cooked by the Grove public house – a choice of puddings and an atmosphere that was as close to ‘home’ as we could make it.
As well as the food donated by Dave of Mears, which was a wonderful treat, we were also able to ensure that people were provided with warm clothing and equipment thanks to Christian and his colleagues from Genuine Solutions We need to offer special thanks to Sainsbury’s (Sury Basin) and their customers whose
donations have not only allowed us to feed people on a weekly basis but made it possible to support the Haven night shelter with food for those times when bad weather means emergency overnight shelter is needed. These donations are supported by regular free sandwiches from Pret a Manger, which allow us to offer sustenance overnight for those with
nowhere to call home.
In addition to practical support the moral support from Norbiton’s local councillors and MP was vital too. Offers of help and volunteer time played a huge part in creating the a community spirit in Norbiton that allowed such a successful event to take place.
Can we wish you all a Happy 2018