As we approach Christmas, we have been thinking about how lucky we are. We have warm homes. Santa will visit us. We have loving families and people to spend Christmas with. We will have yummy Christmas dinners and other treats.
We are getting excited!
We thought it would be great if we could help some local people, who are not as lucky as us.
We have chosen the charity Cheltenham Open Door: https://cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk/
The charity first opened at Christmas and is now open all year, welcoming people from all walks of life through their doors.
Some of the people they help have addictions, mental health problems or physical health issues. Some have no friends or family and are lonely. This Christmas the charity are moving to a bigger building. Since the pandemic, guest numbers have risen 60%, so more space was needed.
During the Christmas period, guests will be able to get a Christmas dinner and everyone will receive a gift bag.
Cheltenham Open Door is a friendly charity where people trust the volunteers.
It is a HAPPY place.
At our school Christmas events this year please look out for School Council members who will be holding collection buckets. If you have some spare cash, please help us by donating, so we can raise some money for this worthy Cheltenham charity.
We wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
Consider donating online: https://www.justgiving.com/cheltenhamopendoor