F&HDC shows goodwill with record gift haul

Folkestone & Hythe District Council has been helping to spread Christmas cheer for some of the most vulnerable children in the district.

Wish Upon A Star 2019

A record 182 presents are being distributed as part of this year's Wish Upon A Star campaign, which sees officers and councillors buy and wrap presents for youngsters of varying ages after collecting a name from our Christmas tree.

The council continues to run the annual project as a tribute to former housing advice and preventions officer - and former Wish Upon a Star organiser - Nicola Baker who sadly died in November 2018.

Cllr David Monk, F&HDC Leader, said: "Our staff have shown - once again - that they care greatly for the community they live and work in, and go above and beyond for our residents.

"Wish Upon A Star is always well supported, and I hope these gifts will help bring joy to the young recipients on Christmas morning. I want to wish them all a merry Christmas, and happy and healthy new year."

The presents have been collected by Kent County Council's Early Help and children's social work teams which support vulnerable families in the district, and will be handed to the youngsters in time for Christmas.

Date published: 24 December 2019

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