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Charity begins at home

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Tanya Noble

Everyone deserves to smile and feel loved - especially at christmas.

Raising money for
St Peter and St Paul Church Olney

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It all started in 2013 - I was listening to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 - he was doing a feature called ‘Eating before Heating’. A lady phoned up in her 30s she worked as an admin assistant and could not claim benefits because of previous debt problems. In the winter she used to come home and go straight to bed because she could not afford the electricity or heating. Some days all she could afford was a slice of bread with value margarine. She did not want people to feel sorry for her but just to realise that yes there are people starving in Africa but there are also people in need at home in local communities to us. This was not a charitable video cleverly designed to pull your heart strings, this was here and now and very real. I was touched that she was so brave to ring up I could not believe she did not have anyone to help her. I know there are people out there who are less fortunate but maybe not quite how desperate and often lonely these people are.

Event details

Christmas Lunch 2015

Once again rather than giving money to charity we are giving our Christmas Day. We are cooking Christmas Lunch, delivering food parcels and presents at our local Church Hall for people who are on their own, families who just cannot afford food for christmas and whoever really needs it. Christmas is such a happy time for the majority but yet for the less fortunate members of the community it can be very sad and often lonely. I think everyone has the right to enjoy Christmas and have a good meal in a warm, loving environment.
Charity does begin at home and we want to continue the success of last year.

Event date

25-December-2015 12:30  - 
25-December-2015 23:00

Event type

Christmas Lunch and Emergency Fund

Event is completed


Olney Church Hall High Street,


From 'Wait for Me' team who won the quiz held by Olney Runners
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-02-2016
£30.00 gift aid
Keep up the good work x
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-12-2015
£18.75 gift aid
You are so amazing to be doing this! 3 years in a row too! We are very proud of you and your team!
Donation by The Towsons xxx
on 09-12-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Well done for organising this. Happy Christmas to you all.
Donation by Peter & Paula Isaac
on 06-12-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Mucho respect Tanners!
Donation by From Rob, Andy & all at LFPS
on 03-12-2015
£62.50 gift aid
Donation by Kevan S.
on 03-12-2015
£5.00 gift aid
So pleased to be able to contribute to something so worthwhile. Thank you for helping people less fortunate than ourselves and giving us all the opportunity to support you.
Donation by Kim, Tim and Toby O'Grady
on 02-12-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Jen Payne
on 02-12-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Becky hughes
on 01-12-2015
£12.50 gift aid
Very proud of what you have achieved - its going from strength to strength
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-11-2015
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,860.00
Offline Donations: £250.00
Total Raised: £2,110.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,562.50

Donations closed

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