A charity in Peasedown St John has been working to support those in need over the Christmas break by providing almost 100 villagers with much-needed food.
The Peasedown Community Trust, set up just after the first lockdown in June 2020, launched an initiative on 1st December to feed vulnerable families in Peasedown St John.
The scheme saw almost 100 villagers fed on Christmas Day, many of whom would have gone without otherwise.
Trust Chairman, Gavin Heathcote, said: “We were overwhelmed with requests for Christmas Hampers. So many residents are in need this year due to recently being made unemployed, experiencing a loss of income, or having to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our volunteer team spent most of Christmas Eve delivering food hampers to households so they would have something to eat on Christmas Day.”
The Peasedown Community Trust saw a large number of residents donate to the appeal, be it through funding for food donations.
Trustee, Cllr Karen Walker (Independent, Peasedown) added: “It’s been moving to hear from families who decided not buy each other gifts this year, but donate to the Peasedown Community Trust Christmas Appeal instead.
“Their generosity meant we could support even more people in need this Christmas time.”