Hamper Scamper 2021 is underway! Yes, CCP’s beloved Hamper Scamper 2021 has now launched - and there are no two ways about it, we have a huge challenge on our hands this year! Last year, the Hamper Scamper community helped us to deliver 1,953 food hampers and 2,200 children’s gifts, easing the financial and emotion burden around the Christmas period for so many. We were in the throws of the pandemic, working with reduced staff, it was truly an extraordinary effort. A huge thank you to all involved! We are sure you have seen recent headlines. There is no doubt that this winter an increased number of individuals and families are facing a difficult Christmas. The financial and emotional toll of the pandemic continues to affect millions, with the end of furlough and retraction of the emergency uplift in Universal Credit coming to an end in the lead up to the festive and costly winter season. Add to that the rising fuel costs, food prices and energy bills. Many of us have friends and family living on the breadline following COVID-19 job losses or significant reduction in income. While Christmas is a ‘wonderful time of the year’ for many of us, it brings with it significant hardship for those unable to support themselves, or their families, leading to mental health difficulties, debt, poor health and more. We are acutely aware that, this year, Hamper Scamper is truly a critical factor to many people and families having a happier Christmas. So, how can you, our wonderful community of supporters, help us this year? Organise a food collection! This year we need an even greater collection to distribute across the county, with demand having doubled in some areas. Anything you collect can then be dropped at our HQ in Cheltenham, or picked up by one of our drivers before Friday 3rd This could be an individual collection, or one organised in your workplace, street, group or school Support a child referred to us by donating a Christmas gift to the value of £15 - £20 or purchase a ‘gift’ for a child online, by clicking here and selecting the first option. If you would prefer to donate more towards gifts, please enter the amount you would like to donate and simply type ‘Children’s Gifts’ in the comment box. A donation to the campaign supplements all of the above if we aren’t able to meet the needs through donations of items alone. Please visit our Hamper Scamper page here for more details on making a financial contribution. Spread the word and help us connect with other sponsors, supporters and donors by following our social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, liking and sharing posts to help us reach new audiences. Please use #HamperScamper - and of course share our web page ccp.org.uk/hamperscamper. If you would like to display a poster in your workplace, community group, gym, or anywhere else, you can download and print as many as you need here. If you would like to print our handy food donation shopping list, you can download and print this here. We look forward to sharing CCP elf activity with you over the coming months! Let’s do this!