Spare a Thought Campaign 2019
Every year this local campaign supports Catch 22, a charity which supports young people aged 16 to 21 years across Suffolk who have recently left care.
Many of these young people will be spending Christmas alone in supported housing, with no family and certainly no presents.
We have a Christmas Gift Tree outside the pharmacy at Kesgrave Tesco and there will be another at Martlesham Tesco.
You simply take a gift tag which represents one of these vulnerable young people, buy a Christmas gift and hand it back in to the pharmacy.
We then wrap the presents and give them to Catch 22 who deliver the parcels to ensure as many people as possible get a Christmas gift and know someone from the community was thinking of them.
If you would like to support this special campaign, look out for our Christmas Gift Tree from December 1. The response from the community last year was overwhelming. This year I hope just as many young people can have a smile put on their faces thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Victoria Tovell, Pharmacist at Kesgrave Tesco Pharmacy