As part of 1874 Community activities, we are seeking to support St Luke’s Hospice by collecting selection boxes during November.
From 11th November, St Luke’s will be using their red double decker bus around the area as Santa’s grotto. Parents pay for their kids to see Santa and they get a small gift and a selection box. St Luke’s have asked if 1874 fans could donate selection boxes. Donations like this minimise the costs for St Luke’s thereby increasing their revenue.
We will be collecting selection boxes during November. Phil Burgess and Steve Richardson will be happy to receive them and we will pass them on for use in the grotto! Clearly the earlier we can pass them through the better. St Luke’s are looking for the basic 99p type selection boxes.
Also in the new year we will once again be organising a collection for the Mid Cheshire Foodbank.
Whilst in previous years we have organised a collection for the Foodbank prior to the festive season, at the moment they have quite a full warehouse due to produce donated from Harvest Festival collections and generous supermarket donations. By waiting until later in January, we n step in to help when things get a bit quieter for them. It is to your credit that 1874 Supporters have so far donated over 1 ton of produce to the Foodbank and hopefully we can keep this terrific record going in 2018.