Local veterans have been gifted a special festive hamper by CCP
It was time for an early Christmas present yesterday for the veterans supported by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity in the Bristol area.
Cheltenham-based charity CCP, or Caring for Communities and People, kindly donated 27 hampers filled with all sorts of festive goodies including mince pies, biscuits, cakes and coffee to those in need of some festive cheer.
On Thursday, hampers were delivered to the veteran’s self-build project in Worle, Weston-Super-Mare and the rest will be delivered across Bristol to families in need in the days leading up to Christmas.
Dawn Civill-Williams, Branch Chairman & Caseworker, SSAFA Bristol & South Gloucestershire, said: “It was a real pleasure to work with CCP on this generous opportunity to make our veterans smile at Christmas. The treats in the hampers really brought a smile to the faces of everyone, and it’s a lovely way to remind our beneficiaries that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is here to help throughout the year.
“Christmas can be a time when feelings of loneliness and isolation can seem more acute for serving personnel, veterans and their families, so any opportunity that we have to reach out is always really important”.
For any member of the Armed Forces family in the area, the local SSAFA branch can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our staff and team of volunteers help more than 67,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts.