Those donations were as a result of a bit of fun we put together at the start of November, a few weeks after I joined BYHP. I asked the team and some of the young people we work with what we urgently needed around the place so that we could suggest options to the many extremely kind people who contact us wanting to support BYHP.
12 items which people could choose from to help us.
Of course there is a way to donate money https://localgiving.com/charity/byhp/project/Unlocking-Potential but we also identified 11 other items on the list as to how people could help.
So, we thought from the start of December we would feature one item per day – with the first one being
a free standing double oven.
So, a quick search on the internet gives you ones like this – although we always encourage people to #shoplocal and support Banbury businesses - http://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/st/double-oven-electric-cookers - but you get the idea!
Such a cooker will enable our amazing volunteers like Tina and Alison to continue to create wonderful, nourishing food for the many young people we support from the fresh items donated by Food for Charities along with those food bank staples such as pasta twists!
It will also help us train many young people how to cook for themselves and the rest of their peers, a skill which many who start attending BYHP’s sessions acquire over time which encourages greater social interaction and engagement – and we all know how important sitting down to a meal together is for getting a sense of family.
If you would like to help us with the first item on our Santa Wish List, or to donate a specific item, please contact Linda.Slide@byhp.org.uk. To make a donation of money please go to https://localgiving.com/charity/byhp
Many Thanks & Merry Christmas.