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It’s always nice to hear some good news so we have to give a shout out to Family Voice Peterborough who’ve given out 50 hampers to local families.

The charity which helps to improve the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs has been working hard to make the festive period a lot more special for families across Peterborough.

Family Voice has been providing continual support to families during the pandemic and recently delivered wellbeing packs to parent carers.

Tanya Smith, who has six children, said: “It just makes our Christmas a lot easier getting to support our children, especially during this difficult time, and we just feel loved and supported and that there are actually people out there that care about us.

“It’s nice to feel valued and that we’re not alone, so thank you Family Voice.”

The hampers have been distributed to 93 adults and 140 children.

John Ravenscroft from Family Voice Peterborough said: “Family Voice would like to thank organisations and businesses for coming together and working alongside us, especially during these difficult times, to ensure that SEND families across Peterborough could have a decent Christmas.

“We would have loved to have helped more families but, unfortunately, we were only able to help and provide for a certain amount of households due to having insufficient resources and under the current circumstances.

“However, we are looking to provide and support more families over the coming months and would like to wish you well and hope you stay safe during this difficult period.”

keeWell done to all these businesses, individuals and organisations who made it happen…

  1. BGL, which donated £2,500

  2. One Stop, which donated dairy products for all the hampers

  3. Plants Eggs, which heavily subsidised eggs

  4. ABC Meats, which offered subsidised meat vouchers for hampers

  5. IPL and Albert Bartlett, which donated all of the vegetables and bags to put in them and also helped deliver the hampers to the families

  6. Collmart Growers, which donated the cardboard boxes for the hampers

  7. The Rotary Club of Peterborough and councillors Irene Walsh, Heather Skibsted and Graham Casey who volunteered to pack and put together all the hampers and helped deliver them

  8. Barnardo’s and the Salvation Army, which donated all the toys for the hampers.

Family Voice worked with the organisations to support other families as well, meaning more than 250 households have been supported in total.


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