GROUPS and companies across the Daventry area have been handing out special Christmas gifts to the vulnerable.
Year Seven students at William Parker School created special Christmas hampers to donate to the homeless.
The hampers, including a large Christmas pudding made out of papier-mâché, were designed and filled by each Year Seven form group and have been donated to the Daventry Vineyard food bank.
After launching the hamper competition in early December, students have worked together to create the festive boxes in order to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate in the local area.
Students then handed them over to representatives from the Vineyard food bank who judged the hampers and announced that 7V’s Santa hamper was the best design.
The school also received a donation of food hampers and gifts from several people in Braunston.
These hampers and Christmas gifts were distributed between William Parker, Falconers Hill Junior, Falconers Hill Infant and Danetre School.
At the Cummins engine factory items donated by staff were boxed up.
Volunteers from the company then went out and about to distribute the items to people with the help of DACT (Daventry Area Community Transport).
Also, International Supply Chain DHL donated Christmas hampers to Age UK which were distributed to all 30 residents at Warwick Court in Daventry.
Regulars and staff at the Wetherspoons Saracen’s Head in Brook Street, Daventry, have also been digging deep this Christmas.
The 10 hampers made up from their donations were given to children from the Abbey Junior School who then handed them out to residents of Warwick Court in Daventry.