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Last Christmas, Shepherd’s Star were delighted to partner with local schools, residents and businesses to raise funds for Christmas Boxes filled with the ingredients for a Christmas roast, pantry stores, sweet treats, Christmas crackers and a gift voucher for families in need around the Borough of Richmond. Each box was also given the personal touch of a beautiful card written by local school children.

In a real community effort, over £6000 was raised towards the project which culminated in over 70 boxes of Hope & Joy being delivered to families supported by Achieving for Children.

“I have just got back from delivering the last of the amazing Christmas hampers and wanted to send a HUGE thank you- which really doesn’t feel adequate! The amount of work, commitment and organisation that went into this wonderful initiative has really blown us away. This surpassed all expectations and I know that the families who were gifted these wonderful hampers are incredibly grateful- and equally blown away. We had a few who cried (tears of happiness- of course!) as they were so moved. I don’t think anyone was expecting the hampers to be so plentiful and full of amazing treats.” – Laura Edbrooke, Achieving for Children

We are so grateful to all who gave their time, talents and treasures this Christmas to ensure a number of local families were able to celebrate a delicious meal together – you are true community stars!