Garston Masonic Hall was the venue for the packing of the boxes for delivery. The boxes had been decorated at Garston Adventure Playground (GAP) and essential food items, toys, pyjamas and other various items had been purchased and collected.
A team of volunteers such as lodge members, councillors and personnel from GAP assembled at Garston Masonic Hall and packed the boxes ready for distribution.
Cressington Christmas was a joint project funded by Garston Masonic Hall, Torus Foundation, Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund, and supported by Garston Adventure Playground and also the Local Children’s Centre. A cheque was also presented by Garston MP Maria Eagle to Carmel Morgan, the manager of the adventure playground.
Families and individuals were identified by a range of partners who all engage with the most vulnerable within the ward. The money and a massive team effort will enable 25 families and 25 couples or individuals to have a little less-stressful Xmas.
Families identified as having three or more children and in receipt of free school meals all received hampers, a voucher for ASDA to be used for Christmas dinner and pyjamas and dressing gowns, as well as toys.