AFTER the success of last year’s project, a community hub and food bank has launched a ‘Feed a Family at Christmas’ appeal.

Based at Cockhedge Shopping Park, Craft in Mind are aiming to provide around 200 vulnerable families and individuals with a Christmas dinner.

They will be focusing on those who find the season especially difficult due to job losses, waiting for benefits and ongoing hardship caused by the pandemic.

George Wesson, Cockhedge Shopping Centre manager, said: “Emma and John are continuing to carry out a valuable service in the community.

“Although it might appear that we are coming out of the recent struggles, there are still many in the community who need and benefit from the support Craft in Mind is providing.

“The landlords at Cockhedge are pleased to be able to support Emma and John in every way that they can during these trying times.”

The team is asking residents to nominate those who would benefit most from the festive feast, which will include a turkey and all the trimmings for people to prepare at home, complete with Christmas crackers and gifts.

Residents can nominate a family, individuals, or themselves by collecting a nomination form from the Craft in Mind store.

Nominations are to be returned to the team by December 11.

Everyone who has been selected will be contacted on December 13 to inform them they have been chosen, and they can collect their special dinner in-store.

Craft in Mind's Christmas appeal is being supported by Ken and Angela Wright of Liberty’s Gin Bar in Culcheth, Frenchy’s Hair and Nail Parlour in Leigh.

Each of these businesses have donation buckets which will help Craft in Mind fund their cause.

Christmas presents can also be donated at the Craft in Mind store in Cockhedge Shopping Park.

Alternatively, you can donate funds online by visiting their go fund me page here.