Christmas meals link-up supports local families

The Walsall Supporters Alliance is proud to have partnered with Walsall Outreach for the coming Christmas season.

The partnership will help to raise vital funds for Walsall Outreach, allowing them to supply Christmas Dinner to 70 families across the Walsall region on Christmas Day.

Maz Surti, Project Lead for Walsall Outreach said: “Since the pandemic started, we changed our service from serving 2 hot meals a week from a town centre location to delivering food parcels, hot meals and Sunday lunches for the elderly.”

This year has been incredibly challenging and rewarding for Walsall Outreach:

• They have now sent out over 3,000 food parcels to families and individuals since the pandemic began

• They have been delivering 70 hot meals every Friday for the last 6 months

• They cook and deliver Sunday lunches to 15 elderly residents

• Their volunteers numbers have almost tripled since the outbreak started to around 55 people

“We would like to support 70 families with a Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.  This will include the elderly, families and children who are all struggling this Christmas.

The lunches would cost approximately £300 and we are asking for donations to help us raise funds to bring joy to the lives of families across Walsall this Christmas.”

Rob Harvey, Chairman of Walsall Supporters Alliance said: “Our local area is very important to us and as part of our organisation’s purpose we aim to help the local community wherever we possibly can and this is a great way to help at what can be such a lonely time of year for some people. 

If we can help bring some joy to these people at Christmas at least, we will be very happy.  We call on the supporters of Walsall Football Club to donate to the cause if they can, with all donations massively appreciated both by ourselves and Walsall Outreach.  Any funds raised over £300 will go towards further meals provided by Walsall Outreach after Christmas.”

To donate, please contact Walsall Supporters Alliance on hello@thewsa.org.uk with the subject line ‘Christmas Dinner’.  

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