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