Christmas Hamper Appeal

Snow is falling, all around us, children playing, having fun. Christmas is on the way but some of our neighbours in Edinburgh need a bit of help with their Christmas dinner and presents this year.  Destiny Angles Christmas Hamper Appeal aims to supply 300 families in Edinburgh with dinners and presents this year. 

If you want to help, putting together a Christmas hamper is a fun activity to do as a family, with a bunch of friends, as a workplace or as an individual. You will be matched with a family and told the ages of children you’re buying presents and a Christmas Dinner for.

I caught up with Judith Watson, Head of social Action Initiatives at Destiny Church Leith to find out more about their Christmas Hamper Appeal and how we can help:


Suggested hamper content:

  • Voucher for fresh meat
  • Selection of fresh or tinned vegetables: carrots, potatoes, sprouts, peas, parsnips etc
  • Cooking oil
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Gravey granules
  • Tinned foil
  • Tinned fruit
  • Christmas selection box or selection of festive sweets
  • Christmas Cake
  • Christmas Pudding
  • Mince Pies
  • Custard powder
  • Carton of fresh fruit juice
  • Bottle of Shler
  • Selection of toiletries
  • Presents: to be specified when matched with family

If you would like to help a family less fortunate then youself this Christmas then email [email protected] or phone 0333 900 0909. Thank you for your support, your donation will make a massive difference to families and individuals this Christmas.

Image Credit: Lee Rau

Written by Emily Dodd

  4 comments for “Christmas Hamper Appeal

  1. Judith Watson
    Wednesday, 1st December 2010 at 9:29 am

    The first hampers have arrived in. We have 139 families and individuals catered for.At least 61 hampers still to provide for. It is very exciting! Thanks to everyone who has signed up and thanks to Emily for doing the interview. Christmas really will not be the same for hundreds of people as a result. If you are interested in providing a hamper please get in touch- [email protected]

  2. Emily Dodd
    Sunday, 5th December 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks Jude, that's brilliant news. Please keep us updated and it was a pleasure to interview you.

  3. Judith Watson
    Wednesday, 5th January 2011 at 10:45 am

    I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who donated a Christmas hamper.

    We gave out 207 hampers which blessed over 350 people with food, presents and festive treats.

    All the hampers looked great.

    The feedback has been amazing. One organisation said the hampers exceeded expectation.
    One elderly gentleman had not received a present in 20 years. He nearly cried when he received his.

    Many families are now able to have Christmas dinners and have presents for their children when otherwise they would not have been able to.

    So again THANK YOU. You have been a massive blessing. The hampers looked fantastic and had very happy recipients receiving it.

  4. Emily Dodd
    Monday, 10th January 2011 at 12:14 am

    Jude that's wonderful. It's been a pleasure to be involved such a worthwhile cause. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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