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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Child Poverty – Christmas Appeals:

How to submit an appeal to us:

At this time of great need, the Vicariate for Caritas and the Justice & Peace Co-ordinating Council are offering partnerships/parishes/ecumenical groups the opportunity to promote appeals for struggling families over the Christmas period through our website. If you are organising these initiatives and would like us to promote, please send brief details by email.

The following appeals show the type of information require, please include full details in your email.

Click on these lnks to view an appeal:
Blaydon Churches Together
Corpus Christi and St. Peter's (Gateshead) Outreach Group
SVP (Vinnies), Newcastle


Blaydon Churches Together:

Contact Details:
Alison Dare (Toy Appeal) mob: 07436 425412 or by email.
Lucy Zwolinska (Christmas Hampers) mob: 07588 130070 or by email.
Fr. Adrian Tuckwell (Cash/Voucher Donations) tel: 0191 414 2654 or by email.

How we help:
New Toy Appeal.
Christmas Lunch Hamper.
Supermarket Vouchers.

What we are looking for:
Donations of New Toys preferably by Monday 7 December.
Donations of food suitable for Christmas Lunch. If you would like to contribute to the hampers you can join this Doodle poll.
Donations towards or purchase of Morrisons vouchers

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Corpus Christi and St. Peter's (Gateshead) Outreach Group:

Contact Details:
Any items or donations can be brought to the hall door at St. Peter’s church or the presbytery at Corpus Christi on the following days:
Saturday 5 and 12 of December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 6 and 13 December, 10.00am – 12.00 midday
If you need your items to be collected please contact: Tom Rooke 0191 477 1428 or
Claire Lowery 0191 421 5606.

How we help:
Bensham Food Co-op – bag of Christmas food and supplies.
Cash Donations
Christmas Bags for Corpus Christi, St. Peter’s and St. Wilfred’s schools – aiming to supply 46 bags with Christmas food supplies.
Toys for St. Wilfred's School

What we are looking for:
Full details of what is required to support each of the above initiatives, can be found in this document.

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SVP (St. Vincent de Paul – Vinnies), Newcastle:

Contact Details:
St. Vincentís Newcastle, Newbridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 2TQ (open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm).
Tel: 0191 261 6027 or email (Emma Bell).
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How we help:
Providing Christmas food hampers to people in need.
Christmas gift to Children.
A takeaway or delivery Christmas lunch with a gift for our service users some of whom are homeless, or isolated.

What we are looking for:
Donations to our Christmas Just Giving page.
Chocolates, cakes, Christmas puddings, selection boxes, savoury snacks and tinned food items.
New toys.
Toiletries.

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