2020 was an extremely tough year for so many people so at AOK we began December with a mission to make it as happy as possible for as many people in the area as possible. Every year we collect and distribute brand new presents to adults and children in the community but 2020 was our largest Christmas campaign ever.
For 2020 we joined forces with Gosport Rotary Club, Gosport Stoke Road Sisters W.I. and The Centre in Gosport to welcome Father Christmas to the hub and rather than handing out presents to children he was collecting toys and gifts to deliver to those less fortunate in the area.
Thanks to the amazing generosity of the community we provided more than 3,500 presents to patients spending Christmas in hospital, children in the area, veterans, the homeless and families needing a little help.
We also provided Christmas meal hampers and treats to families in the area and several of our volunteers visited a number of people spending the day alone on Christmas Day with gifts and treats.