Leading Uttlesford estate agent Mullucks Wells is joining forces with the Trussell Trust to help collect items for festive parcels to send to local people in crisis this Christmas.
The company’s branch in Saffron Walden is opening its doors in Church Street to accept donations for Christmas parcels, which will be distributed by the Uttlesford Foodbank to people in need all over the district.
Suggested items include seasonal goods like Christmas pudding or cake, as well as mince pies, nibbles and boxes of chocolates. Even Christmas crackers are welcome – along with the usual items such as sugar, tea, coffee, long-life milk, juice and squash, pasta, rice and sauces, tinned soup, and tinned corned beef, ham, salmon or tuna.
Mullucks Wells Saffron Walden Branch Manager Nick Bush said: “We’ve been helping the Uttlesford Food Bank for several years now, and never fail to be overwhelmed by local people’s generosity. We’re more than happy to help by acting as a collection point for donations again this year, so that the Food Bank can get supplies to the people who need it most.”
Malcolm Domb, co-ordinator of the Uttlesford Food Bank said: “No one in our community should have to face going hungry. We’re delighted that Mullucks Wells are supporting us once again with a Christmas appeal for donations of long-life food products, which will enable us to help local people in crisis. So far this year we have fed 583 people in the local area, and we want to continue doing so in the run up to Christmas.”
The collection points at Mullucks Wells’ Saffron Walden branch will be open during ordinary office hours – Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 10am-1pm.
Nick Bush added: “It might be the smallest thing that pushes someone into crisis – perhaps a short-term illness, a delay in welfare payments, or an unexpected bill. Any of these things might mean that they are unable to afford what they need. So this Christmas we want to do what we can and help as many people as possible to experience the enjoyment of the festive season.”