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Christmas 2020 - Update

Due to current Government restrictions, the following services remain suspended: -

        - Home assessment visits

        - Van collections / deliveries of furniture and other household items

During these difficult times, we have seen God’s faithfulness through people’s generosity in giving food and money to The Besom in Witney. There has been a significant increase in financial donations via this website, and we’d like to thank everyone for joining in with God’s work in this way. Your generosity has allowed us to buy more food items and supermarket gift vouchers for those in need in our community. 

As you might expect, the pandemic has impacted disadvantaged people in particular, and we have distributed just over 440 food parcels during the past year. That’s an increase of 73 parcels on the previous 12 months!

Since lockdown in March, we have given some people supermarket vouchers to purchase fresh food alongside the non-perishable items in our food parcels. Also, some Besom time-givers have used the vouchers to purchase shopping for people who were self-isolating or had no-one to help them.

So far we've delivered a total of 72 Christmas hampers to individuals and families needing support. These hampers have been lovingly prepared by amazing time-givers from across West Oxfordshire, and they will be a wonderful gift and a sign of God’s blessing to some of those in need this Christmas.  

 

Finally, we've also been able to deliver toys to 17 children in families in need of support.

If you would like to find out more - or feel God is calling you to join in - please email us at: contact@witneybesom.org