Thanks to everyone in Fairfield who contributed to the Need Project this year via regular food donations, the reverse advent calendar or school donations. Sadly, the demand for food parcels has increased by 21 per cent since Christmas 2016.

Local people benefited from:

80 regular food parcels

Christmas party for 35 children and parents

487 larger Christmas food parcels – helping 705 adults and 760 children

240 Christmas presents to children who would otherwise not receive one

Donations of second-hand furniture worth over £1,100

The estimated value of the above exceeds £36,000. If you would like more information, please call Gordon Hamilton on 07952 765302 or email