I just want to say a sincere word of thanks to everyone who helped in any way to support this year’s Salisbury Christmas Gift Appeal.

In the end over 500 presents were delivered, hopefully making Christmas better for those facing challenges, and perhaps showing that our Salisbury community still has many people who care and want to be good neighbours.

The wider community once again stepped up to provide the presents, while our willing band of family workers, housing welfare officers, social care workers, and children’s welfare staff from Wiltshire council and other agencies went the extra mile to deliver the gifts for us.

It has been especially rewarding to witness children leaving presents under our tree in the foyer of The Salvation Army building. Their desire to make Christmas better for other young people proves there truly is still hope for this world to become a better place.

Our own team of Salvation Army volunteers should not be forgotten and even on Christmas Eve unexpected needs were being met and in a wonderful way hope was shared with people who perhaps feel unloved and invisible to others.

Every Good wish and Blessing for 2023

Captain Martin Davison

Leader Salisbury Salvation Army

Salt Lane, Salisbury

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