The Havens Community Hub, founded to help solve unmet community needs, delivered their first ‘Happy Boxes’, themed to celebrate National Cream Tea Day, on Friday 26th June to nearly fifty older people in the Havens Community (Saltdean to Seaford and the surrounding villages).
Grateful recipients,as pictured,who have been isolated for over three months, expressed their delight in receiving a ‘Hug In A Box’ which contained freshly home-baked scones, cream, jam, retro sweets, biscuits, tea coffee and hot chocolate sachets, a bag of fresh strawberries and practical items for coming out of lockdown such as hand sanitizer and hand-stitched comfortable fabric face masks.
Practical support guides such as ‘preventing falls’ were also handed out along with motivational cards drawn by local primary school children acknowledging how hard lockdown has been for everyone and their hopes for a better future.
The Hub secured funding for their first 100 Happy Boxes through their recent ‘Silver Linings’ crowdfunding campaign and with support from the ‘Small Sparks’ grant scheme by SCDA.
Their next fifty boxes will be donated to Kempton House Day Centre and the Deans Senior Tea Club for their members, with a new theme and items.