Hampers will spread some Christmas cheer

Albion squad come together to help more than 100 people in the local community.

By Bruce Talbot • 23 December 2020

By Andy Webb
Victoria Williams with one of the hampers put together by the women's squad.

Albion have helped spread a little cheer at Christmas by producing hampers for vulnerable people in the community.

Working with the club’s charity Albion in the Community, AITC ambassador Victoria Williams and the rest of the women’s squad put together more than 20 hampers that will reach more than 100 people throughout Brighton & Hove.

Victoria said she got the inspiration for the hampers from her own grandparents. She said, “They used to make up hampers in their community church so I thought it would be a good idea to do something to help local people.

“I know hampers will only take care of one or two meals in a day but if you can give why wouldn’t you? We have a moral responsibility to do what we can when we can. It was a fun process putting them together and all of the girls were well up for it.”

Mark Barkaway, Fundraising Manager for AITC, said, “Many families that we work with in the local community have needed our support more than ever during this pandemic. 

"Having access to healthy and affordable food is so important at this time of year and we’re so grateful for the generosity of the women’s team and their willingness to look out for local families and help make sure local families can enjoy Christmas.”