raise over £24,000
DURING December 2015, Nugent Care's fundraising team
appealed to the people of Merseyside to donate food, clothes, toys and money
to help support individuals and families in need during the festive period.
So far Nugent Care has collected £12,000 in financial donations and toys and
clothes for families and parcels for people living in poverty to the value
of £12,000, making a combined total of £24,000.
The support came from local schools who held sponsored Christmas Jumper
days, Nugent Care supporters running in Liverpool's Santa Dash, Carol
Concerts at St Peter and Paul and St Benet's churches, and children from The
Epsom Centre in Vauxhall holding a sleep out to raise money for the
51 schools from across the City attended carol concerts in the Metropolitan
Cathedral and donated gifts of toys worth over £5000 and supporters donated
660 shoe boxes for the homeless (with an estimated value of over £6600),
containing toiletries and other goodies which were delivered through Nugent
Care's volunteers, who gave the gift of time to visit isolated and
The Lord Mayor, Tony Concepcion, along with Nugent's charity partner
Carrington's Catering, put their support behind the appeal to businesses in
the City to donate food, so that staff could make up hampers for families
and older people who are struggling to make ends meet.
Many schools made up shoeboxes filled to the brim with toiletries, hats,
scarfs and Christmas goodies, and one kind lady even knitted and donated 5
bags of hats, scarfs and gloves to help keep people warm this winter.
Marie Reynolds, Nugent Care's Fundraising Manager, said:- "The
support of local people, and of our volunteers is testament to the caring
area we live in. I can't thank everyone enough for the gift of time, skills,
friendship, and financial donations."