Parishioners are being asked to support Age Concern by collecting gifts for distribuiton and the Connétable has agreed to have a colection point in the Public Hall. Here is an excerpt from the letter received from Age Concern:
'Age Concern are calling parishioners of St Martin to get involved in supporting the elderly this Christmas.
For the fourth year running, Age Concern Jersey is working with our proud sponsors, SandpiperCI to collect as much food as possible for our ‘Operation Hamper’ appeal. The response in 2013 was phenomenal and we want to provide for our elderly community once again in 2014 so we are asking for your support, however little, to make this operation a success.
We are hearing more and more of the elderly having to make a choice of putting on the heating or having a hot meal during the winter months. With escalating costs of food and fuel they are finding it difficult to cope. If in some small way we can assist in bringing a hamper of food to this community it will make our pledge worthwhile.
We are asking if you would hold a collection point at your parish hall from 29th October until 10th December and encourage any parishioners to donate dried foods in particular tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, sweets and cakes as well as any tinned foods such as soup, fruit and cold meats.......
.....Should you wish to join us in our endeavour to support the elderly people of your parish or if you know of anyone that may need support, please contact our Marketing and Events Coordinator, Aaron Labey on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07797 836 845 or 01534 758922.