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The Tribune’s Hamper Appeal: Let’s show we really do care

07 December, 2018

A delighted Santha Peters receives her hamper from Laura Edwards, of Angel Central Shopping Centre, last Christmas

THERE are just 18 days to go until Christmas Day. The decorations are up, the mince pies are being stockpiled and festive cheer is spreading through the borough.

While we hope you are looking forward to the big day, we are also thinking of those who are dreading December 25. This time of the year can be one of the hardest for many people, and you may not even realise.

There are residents who may be isolated from that seasonal happiness, putting off the thought of another Christmas alone.

There are families struggling to make ends meet again over the festive season which lasts not just for one day, but for weeks.

The Tribune has reported on real hardships in 2018 and every year we want to give something back to help the community.

We know times are tough and money isn’t flowing, but we hope you can consider donating to our hamper appeal. It enables us to deliver a box of treats to someone deserving and is our contribution to making sure that those people know that someone does care about them this season.

We’d also be grateful to those wishing to fund-raise through an event, such as a sponsored run, cake sale or a pub quiz.

And if you know anyone deserving of a hamper this Christmas time, please do get in touch by emailing

You can send a cheque to ‘Islington Tribune Hamper Fund’, Islington Tribune, 40 Camden Road, London, NW1 9DR, or donate by clicking on the button below:


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