In November the Good Neighbours team put out an appeal in their areas for donations including food items, toys, and gifts that would be used to create festive bags of cheer for residents in-need. To bring so much needed joy during the lockdown Christmas. Residents in New River Green, Kings Cross and Bemerton answered the call and dropped off their donations. We also received some contributions on-line via the donations page of our website. The Good Neighbours team would like to thank everyone who contributed to our festive cheer campaign!

The GNS team were then able to use the donations to create many Festive Bags of Cheer with the items and money donated. Each 'bag' contained a variety of festive treats such as crackers, candles and mince pies!

Val, Nicky and Emma then delivered the festive bags of cheer to residents in their Good Neighbours areas.

We have received some brilliant feedback from recipients of the bags of cheer

"Thank you so much Nicky.... My nan was over the moon with her hamper and she said to say thank you loads. You and your wonderful team really are all superstars!"

Find out more about how we have been supporting Islington residents during the Coronavirus Pandemic.