Yes, this is still happening! However, due to Covid-19 restrictions the appeal will be run slightly differently this year.
Due to the lockdown, donations may be left under the sanitising tables before entering the church for private prayer, which is on Monday to Saturdays, 11am till 12. If this is not possible, please leave donations at the priest’s house, next to the church. If you are really not able to get to the church, please email email@example.com for collection to be arranged.
Donations will then be properly sanitised and made up into hampers and gift packages for local families and the St Francis Centre at Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London. Items required are toys and gifts for all ages, biscuits, chocolates, cakes and Christmas food items. Please do not wrap gifts this year and no highly perishable items.
Your help is much appreciated, as always, but particularly this year, in a time of even greater hardship for many families. Please pass on this message to those who do not have internet access.