Children in Care in East Sussex: Christmas is about Giving and Receiving

For the third year running, Lewes Soroptimists had a “Christmas Presents for Carers” project and this time the Eastbourne Club also participated. We gathered presents that the foster children could choose and give to their foster parents. We hoped this project would help establish the enjoyment and understanding of giving amongst the children in care; an appreciation that will last a lifetime.
Many local shops and businesses donated gifts in time for the foster children’s Christmas Party on 6 December 2015. This is when the children came to the Soroptimist’s stall and chose and wrapped the present for their carers.
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On Saturday 6 December 2014, Sarah Mackintosh and club members attended the East Sussex Foster Care Association Christmas party and provided gifts for the children to choose and wrap as presents for their carers. Sarah reports it was a very good day, made possible with the support of our club members through donations, some donations from local businesses and lots of help from Sue, Amanda & Vera who were fantastic.
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Sarah, Vera, Amanda and Sue

Christmas Presents for Carers

SI Lewes held their meeting on 19 December 2013 in the Council Chamber of Lewes Town Hall by arrangement with the Mayor of Lewes and club member, Ruth O’Keeffe.  Children in care from the Lewes District selected and wrapped presents, which they could give to their carers for Christmas.  They were helped by club members, two community police officers and Father Christmas.