Helping the local community by donating Christmas Hampers

Helping the community by donating Christmas Hampers to local care home

One of the amazing festive activities we have at Bourne Academy is to give something back to the local community by creating ‘Christmas Hampers’ for elderly people who use The Butterfield Centre in Bourne.

Last year we donated 60 hampers generously packed full of festive cheer. As some of the elderly people using The Butterfield Centre may have no family or friends, this act of kindness will definitely be much appreciated at Christmas.

Each form will have the same sized box to dress in their very own Christmas theme, whether that is using wrapping paper or painting and decorating. Then students in each form are asked to donate an item to put in the hamper.

The Christmas hampers are scheduled to be delivered to The Butterfield Centre in the last week of term so everyone should bring in their donations by Monday 12th December 2022 at the latest.


They provide day care for elderly people at those at risk of loneliness and social isolation. Services include transport for day care, meals on wheels, domestic cleaning, gardening, lunch club and hire of mobility aids and equipment.


Below are some of the items you could donate:

  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate
  • Warm socks
  • Scarfs
  • Gloves
  • Slippers
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee
  • Toiletries
  • Puzzle books
  • Handmade gifts
  • Tinned food (Soup etc.)
  • Porridge
  • Mince pies
  • Books
  • Mugs

Please do not donate anything alcoholic (including chocolates), candles, boiled sweets, nuts and fresh / short life food.

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