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SI The Fylde Christmas Hampers for Charity

Fylde Soroptimists were in the Lytham St Annes Express for selling Christmas hampers full of homemade and locally sourced products to raise much needed funds for their charities including Fylde Coast Women’s Aid and Mary’s Meals.

Members came up with the idea of producing 100 hampers to celebrate the centenary of the organisation at the end of November. Since then, they have been busy producing home-made jams, chutney, piccalilli, sweet treats and mini-Christmas cakes whilst the knitters amongst them have made crackers filled with sweets and festive cosies for Terry’s chocolate oranges.  Local companies including Foxes Biscuits, McAdams Rock, Fishermen’s Friends and Lancashire Magazine have also been very supportive and donated goodies to be included in the hampers.  Once assembled in a Covid safe area, the hampers were kept stored for over 72 hours prior to delivery to ensure the guidelines were adhered to.

Sales were via Facebook and word of mouth on a first come, first served basis with hampers in three sizes – the largest being “Rudolph”, then “Prancer” and the smallest “Dasher”.  Amazingly these all sold out within 20 days of the first posting.

The hampers raised the magnificent sum of £1300.  This will go a long way to help support our good causes and we are so grateful for every penny.

Thank you to the team of members who produced the goodies, sourced donations, packed and delivered the hampers and gave their time and their garage space to the effort which was all completed within a month.

Thank you also to the local companies who donated goodies for the hampers.