Forum Christmas Gift Bag Appeal 2020

Every year we support the Forum gift bag appeal.

Forum offers supported accommodation to vulnerable people aged 16+in Wirral, Cheshire West and Chester, Chester East and Warrington.  This year it has been a privilege to extend our accommodation to a number of rough sleepers, now accommodating 335 vulnerable people.  Christmas can be an especially difficult time for the residents and Forum works hard to ensure that they are emotionally supported, well fed and that they at least receive one gift from someone.  This, of course, is going to be quite a challenge this year!

As always traditional gift bags would be much appreciated, we will ensure that all items are stored safely for a minimum of 72 hours and sanitised before distribution.  Much needed gifts (unwrapped please) include:

a hand towel, facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, shaving gel, deodorant, socks, mug, body spray, chocolate, sweets, gloves, hats, scarves, novelty gifts, picture frames, writing pen

Gift bags can be passed into the office, 9.00-11.30 Monday- Friday (except Thursday), by Friday 4th December

However, to promote the safety and wellbeing of supporters, staff and residents, you may wish to support financially instead, enabling Forum to shop directly for residents thus minimising contact.  It can be done in two ways, either by cheque, made payable to Forum Housing Association and posted to the address below, or Online Bank Transfer.  It would be helpful if financial donations could be received by Friday 4th December

Bank details are

Bank : NatWest
Account Name : Birkenhead Forum Housing Association Ltd
Sort Code : 60-23-17
Account Number : 03163296
18 Hamilton Square
CH41 6AX

Thank you again for sharing the love of God and bringing such joy to Forum residents

Sue Elliott

Chair Forum Housing Association