For many families, this year has been particularly hard, as it has been for many others, too. The knock on effect of COVID19 Pandemic, the uncertainty in employment, and the continuous support a family may need, means that Christmas may not be as merry as it seems for some families as it would for others.
The concept of Christmas and the pressure to make it a "wow" factor is always becoming more and more prevalent year after year. Christmas day brings the wow factor: presents under the tree, a lavish Christmas dinner and expectations so high. There is no doubt that these factors and the pressure that they bring can create real difficulties in our community.
Along with our reverse advent calendar, Christmas with a Twist focuses on sharing this year. Our community is invited to bring a wrapped present to Santa on December 11th between 1:00 and 3:30pm in the AOK hub at Basepoint, so that he can help ease the pressure many families are feeling this Christmas.
It is perfectly fine to ask for help if you feel you may be struggling this Christmas. You can call our confidential support line on 07726577761.