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From you… hampers filled with festive joy

Thanks to the Tribune's generous readers and supporters of our Christmas appeal, hampers go out to those in need of a little festive cheer

22 December, 2017

Joyce Fagan with Laura Edwards

CHRISTMAS came early for the lucky recipients of the Islington Tribune’s Hamper Appeal.

Thanks to our generous readers and supporters, we’ve been able to distribute hampers filled with festive treats to those in need of a little Christmas cheer.

We know that this time of year can take its toll for some. Those with little family can feel particularly left out – the country’s loneliness “epidemic” is now regularly in the news.

Santha Peters and Laura

Little acts of kindness can make all the difference. Judging by the look on the recipients’ faces this week, you certainly have helped make that difference.

The appeal, now in its fifth year, has once again been generously supported by Angel Central Shopping Centre.

Our little helper, Laura Edwards, an administrator at the centre, was only too happy to help dish out hampers.

Area Cars’ Chris Christodoulides and Laura

Joyce Fagan, who lives alone in Barnsbury, was bowled over. “I just can’t believe it,” she said. “Thank you so much.”

Santha Peters, 76, who lives in Mackenzie Road, said: “It’s so nice to be remembered at this time of year.”

Area Cars, based in Junction Road, helped the Tribune deliver the hampers. Driver Chris Christodoulides, who grew up in Archway, criss-crossed the borough without a sat-nav in sight.

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