Christmas

Picture of volunteers packing Christmas Parcels

Parish Council spreads festive cheer throughout the community

Parish Council spreads festive cheer throughout the community 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Haydon Wick Parish Council successfully delivered the traditional Christmas Parcel Scheme this year, and spread festive cheer and goodwill to residents in need across the Parish. Staff, Councillors and volunteers worked hard to overcome any logistical challenges presented by social distancing requirements and ensured that the community project continued to help those that live alone, aged over 70 and live within the Parish.

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Vinay Manro told us: “This winter has continued to bring challenges for many, we were delighted to be able to continue with a 30+ year tradition in bringing some festive cheer and goodwill to some of those most in need within the parish.

Our community Christmas project delivered over 160 parcels to residents across the parish who live alone and are aged over 70. The packages included festive food and treats to help them enjoy the season.

I am very grateful to our Councillors, Staff and volunteers who banded together to pack the bags and deliver them out to our residents, along with all those who donated items.

This annual project is more than just delivering a Christmas parcel, It is another way for us to check in on some of our most vulnerable, have a chat, address any concerns, and most of all ensure they know there is a friendly face available should they need additional support”.

The Council is as always humbled by the generosity of its volunteers and community groups who come together every year to help with this project and would like to pass on their thanks to: Morrisons, ASDA, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God for their very generous donations.

The Council has received many welcome notes of thanks from recipients, including ‘To Haydon Wick Parish Council plus helpers, for the Christmas Parcel plus making Haydon Wick a ‘super’ place to live. A big thank you!’.

Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food

Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

‘Substituting Christmas Greetings for Festive Donations…’

 This year, Haydon Wick Parish Council made the decision to donate to the Swindon Food Collective instead of sending corporate Christmas Cards. Each year, the Council spends up to £200.00 on seasons greetings, however this year, funds were diverted to a greater cause.

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Vinay Manro said that “while we still want to send festive greetings to all of our contacts, we decided that a donation to the Swindon Food Collective would benefit members of our local community and we hope, make a real difference to someone’s Christmas”.

Over the last year the Swindon Food Collective has seen demand for their assistance increase in many areas with one zone particularly being the Haydon Wick and surrounding SN25 area.

For the full article, please visit: Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food | Swindon Advertiser 

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council is delighted to be welcoming Father Christmas to Haydon Wick this year! Join us for our fabulous and fun Christmas Party on Monday 20th December.

CLICK HERE to book your ticket. A responsible adult must remain with the young person attending, but pleas only book a ticket for the young person attending.

🎅 Ages 7 – 10 years
🎅Party games and prizes
🎅 A surprise visit from Lapland….

 

Christmas Tree Decorating Poster

Christmas Tree Decorating Workshop

Christmas Tree Decorating Workshop 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council is delighted to be offering a free youth Christmas Craft Work Shop this November. To book a free ticket, please CLICK HERE

Poster advertising Christmas Decoration Event

Council Launches Christmas Card Competition 2021

Council Launches Christmas Card Competition 2021 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

We are excited to announce that we have a very festive and creative competition that will help keep the little ones busy over the weekends and half-term.

Why not take part in our annual Christmas Card Competition? If you have any little artistic superstars (open to Reception – Yr 6) who would like to win a fantastic prize and have their winning card design included in all of our Christmas parcel donations this year, then simply print off a template and get creative!

The closing date is Wednesday 10 November. Please return your masterpieces to the Parish Council Office Post Box on Thames Avenue (SN25 1QQ)

Materials that work well: To get the best results you can use crayons, felt tips, pastels, poster paints, acrylics, wax crayons or watercolours as well as collages with coloured paper/tissue paper/felt, or hand/foot prints, sponge/potato prints and rubber stamps. We don’t recommend using pencil, and please DO NOT use glitter.

Download the templates by clicking on the links below:

Snowman
Reindeer
Penguin
Mary
Father Christmas
Christmas Tree
Christmas Parcel
Candy Cane
Blank Card
Bauble 

 

 

If you don’t have access to a printer here are some instructions to use a plain piece of A4 paper. As our Christmas cards are square in shape, the artwork can be created on plain white A4 paper that has been folded 9cm from the top of the page to create a square that is roughly the same shape as the cards. Write the child’s name, child’s address, child’s school and artwork title in the area above the fold, and create the artwork in the area below the fold.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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