A time for giving

PUBLISHED: 15:18 18 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:18 18 November 2019

Portishead Methodist Church Gift Tree

Portishead Methodist Church Gift Tree


Some children who are used to waking up to no gifts on Christmas morning and some parents who would not dream of receiving anything, may find this year a little different thanks to the gift tree appeal launched by Portishead Methodist Church.

The Christmas tree outside Portishead Methodist Church in the High Street has scores of labels hanging from it, each one detailing a gift someone would love to receive this Christmas. The church has teamed up with the local charities to identify families living locally who are currently experiencing financial hardship; they have also teamed up with a number of charities that help others in need around the UK.

Those who know the pleasure of giving may well decide to take one of the labels from the tree and purchase the gift written on it. The idea is to then gift wrap it and pop the label on the outside.

The presents can be delivered to the church on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday mornings between 10am-noon up until December 15 and church volunteers will ensure the gifts get to the right people.

Elements Hair and Beauty at Portishead marina is one of the businesses supporting this initiative. Labels can also be collected from Elements in Newfoundland Way and the gifts dropped in to the salon during opening hours Monday to Saturday. n

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