Lyme Regis Foodbank supports 110 children at Christmas

News 30th December 2023

Nick Kiddle, Head Teacher of St Michael's CE VA Primary School, alongside Sue Davies, Chair of Lyme Regis Foodbank

Christmas gift bags and festive hampers have been provided to 110 local school children and their families by Lyme Regis Foodbank.

The Woodroffe, Mrs Ethelston's, St Michael’s and Charmouth Primary schools identified young people who would benefit from a little extra support this Christmas.

The gift bags contained age-appropriate items including a creative and learning toy while the hampers were packed with everything a family needs for Christmas Day.

Sue Davies, chair of Lyme Regis Foodbank, commented “As we’ve done for the past few years, we were keen to support children and their families identified by local schools as being in need.

“The demand for support was high but thanks to support from local organisations including Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee plus the generosity of local individuals, businesses and a fantastic team of volunteers, all the requests for support were matched. 

“We would also like to thank the wonderful team at Ammonite Removals, Clearance & Storage for safely transporting all the hampers from the foodbank to the schools.

“We hope the gift bags and festive hampers made an enormous difference during the Christmas period, helping alleviate the financial pressures and allowing people to celebrate the season rather than simply existing through it."