Real Life Secret Santa Makes Winter Hampers Extra Special This Year
Winter Hampers full of Christmas treats and £50 grocery vouchers funded by a real-life Secret Santa, are going to the homes of Henry Maynard families who have said they'd like some extra cheer this year.
The hampers result from a collaboration between Henry Maynard parents, the School, FOHMS & local Foodbank PL84U AL-SUFFA.
Henry Maynard Parents (pictured left to right) Astrid, Astrid, Pollard and Jane began organising the hampers last month by spreading the word over WhatsApp asking for donations of Christmas treats and toys from other parents at Henry Maynard.
Meanwhile, FOHMS put the Hampers team in touch with Foodbank PL84U AL-SUFFA, which kindly donated food towards the hampers.
A Henry Maynard family provided the cherry on top by making an anonymous donation of £1,200 to FOHMS, asking that the funds go towards helping families in need over Christmas.
A representative from the Secret Santa family says the entire family including extended family overseas decided to club together the money they would usually spend on Christmas to donate to the helping others in more need in our community.
FOHMS used all the money from the amazing donation to buy a grocery voucher worth £50 for each Winter Hamper.
The idea for the Winter Hampers came about during last year's Covid lockdown at Christmas 2020. The hampers proved to be so popular with parents who needed them and with parents who wanted to donate to them, that the team behind it decided to do it again this year.
Special thanks to the team for driving this project to ensure that every child in our community is treated over the Festive Season.
And huge thanks to the wonderful Secret Santa family which is foregoing treats and presents for the benefit of others.
One-off and regular donations to FOHMS to benefit all the children at Henry Maynard are gratefully received and easy to set up via our donations page.