Each year Salford Citizens Advice Bureaux holds a Christmas giving appeal. This year’s appeal will be aimed at supporting new food banks, and the new food bank network across Salford. We want to make sure that no one need go hungry in Salford over the winter.
Every year, as we approach Christmas over a hundred households come to us following various emergencies, and in need of urgent help to feed themselves for two or three days as they sort things out. This year we expect things to be even worse than ever, and that’s why we are asking people to donate to our emergency food appeal.
People can donate non-perishable food at any of our Citizens Advice branches across Salford. We need milk (UHT or powdered, long life), coffee, sponge pudding (tinned), tinned fruit, rice pudding, sugar, tinned meat or fish, instant mash, fruit juice (long life), jam, cereals, tea bags, biscuits, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauces, – or anything similar. Anything you can spare will be very welcome, so long as it’s not past its use-by date.
This year we hope to give out more than a hundred emergency food parcels before Christmas.
We are also working hard to make sure that every part of Salford will soon have access to a local community emergency food bank.
Volunteers will sort out the food, and organise parcels, which we will make available through local food banks and food charities.
This is really practical way to support your neighbours in what is often a really hard time of need. Often people are left without any money at a time of year when it can be very hard to manage or to make ends meet. Sometimes it’s because people are laid off over the holidays, or have their hours reduced. It can be because of some other sort of family emergency. It’s all too easy to find yourselves in trouble, and hungry at this time of year.
Salford Citizens Advice is here to help you, and we hope that through the generosity of Salford’s people, there will be some food to spare for those in real need at this time of the year.
Please donate whatever you can at your local Citizens Advice Bureaux, and help those in need at Christmas.
If you would like to know more about being involved in a local community food bank we can give you more information. You can phone us on 0161 707 4222, or email email@example.com.
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Have you made a will yet? If you haven’t, you might want to think about it during November. November is Will Aid month when you can get help from a solicitor to make a will if you make a donation to a charity.
A lot of people put off making a will, but it’s really important to get it done, even if you think you don’t have much to leave behind. For example, did you know that:
You can find more information about Will Aid at www.willaid.org.uk including suggestions for a minimum donation and which charities can benefit. The website has a useful will planner to prepare you for an appointment with a solicitor. You can also search for a solicitor in Salford who is taking part in the scheme.
Our Health and Well Being Service will be officially launched by at our AGM on November 2nd. If you need information or advice about any local services that can improve your health and well being then please get in touch. If you work in health or social care and want to find out more about this service or you want to promote any community activities or events then we would also love to hear from you.
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0161 206 0274
451 Liverpool St
Registered Number: 226364
Charity Registered Number: 701559
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