Cumbernauld’s caring side will make it a Resilience Christmas

A major operation to provide vulnerable families with a decent festive feed is moving up a gear as a hard- working volunteer army gets ready to roll it out.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 9:13 am

Cumbernauld Resilience is heavily involved in the process of taking orders for hampers full of goodies to residents who are isolating or struggling financially after kind donors showed “fantastic support” for a crowdfunding appeal printed in this newspaper.

They are redoubling their efforts as the closing date for referrals for the service is next Monday (November 30) and are hoping that these will be made by churches, schools, nurseries and foodbanks in good time.

The tightening too of lockdown has made Resilience more determined than ever to succeed in its quest to cater for all and the group has now hit on the idea of providing a small gift with each hamper.

Donations can now be dropped off at Kildrum’s Sacred Heart parish hall on Mondays and Thursdays between 11am and 5pm where social distancing will be in place.

The group’s Tilda Murphy explained: “If you’re in a position to donate a gift, please consider doing so. At this stage we need gifts for all age groups.”

Her colleague Maureen Avis added: “Preparations for our festive hamper campaign are going well, thanks to great support from the community.

“The hampers will be delivered in the two days leading up to both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Anyone wishing to fund a hamper can still do so via www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/suzanne-macleod.

To make a referral or to join the businesses sponsoring the appeal simply contact [email protected]