Reverse Advent Calendar campaign receives overwhelming support

PUBLISHED: 15:54 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 19 November 2018

Exmouth Open Door Centre. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0238-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth Open Door Centre. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0238-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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An innovative way to donate to people in need has received overwhelming support from the Exmouth community.

It seems the season of good will has started early in Exmouth as a charity has been overwhelmed with support for its Reverse Advent Calendar campaign.

This month saw the launch of Open Door Exmouth’s Reverse Advent Calendar, a creative way for people to give to those in need this Christmas.

Supporters have been encouraged to take a box or hamper, add an item from a suggested list every day of Advent, then to take it to the Open Door Centre on Christmas Eve, where staff arrange distribution on Christmas Day.

Projects director for Open Door Exmouth, Helen Tribble, said: “It looks like we might need more storage space. We are so encouraged by the level of support in our community; we’ve even got a full list of volunteers for our Christmas Day meal, already.

“So whether you’ve fundraised for us, donated (or planning to donate), given through Co-op, or signed up to volunteer with us, thank you all.”

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