This year has proved challenging for our Christmas appeal for toiletries for women in crisis. In the past we have collected handbags full of goodies which are then checked by the group, then sent out. Most of the bags were collected from groups, the local WIs, Community groups and a variety of fitness classes. This year we did not know if groups would be meeting or if we could get together to sort the bags, and how they would be collected. We requested gift bags along with a list of contents chosen from a list of essential items we had requested, which made it easier to check. Drop off points were identified at peoples homes and pick- up sessions at central car parks. We did not know if we would get as many donations, but as usual people’s generosity is amazing and we are well on the way to exceeding our targets.