Silver Sunday Gift Bags Delivered To Burgess Hill Residents
5th October 2020
As part of Silver Sunday, a national day to celebrate older people, held this year on Sunday 4 October, 150 Burgess Hill residents have received gift bags from Burgess Hill Town Council and Burgess Hill District Lions Club.
Cllr Anne Eves, Jackie Cooper (Burgess Hill Youth) and Mr BHU - all who went out and delivered Silver Sunday gift bags to residents.
Partner agencies U3A, Age UK, Mid Sussex Older People’s Council (MSOPC), Neighbourly Care, and the Salvation Army were invited to nominate older residents who have been shielded or isolated over the last few months, and the bags were delivered on 1 and 2 October. Burgess Hill Youth also supported with the assembly and delivery of the bags.
Much of the content was kindly donated from local businesses and organisations, including chocolate bars from Waitrose, hand soap from MSOPC, cake bars from Lizzie’s Food Factory, potted winter bulbs and wrapped gifts from Burgess Hill Girls school, and the bags themselves were donated by Silvas Café.
The rest of the content was funded through the Covid Support Fund set up by Burgess Hill Town Council and Burgess Hill District Lions Club to support the Burgess Hill community through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The bags also included a hand-drawn card or letter from students at Birchwood Grove Primary School, as part of a project to engage with their local community.
Gill, a recipient of the Silver Sunday gift bag said: ‘Thank you very much to the Town Council and Lions for this lovely gift bag, it has made my day.’
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