A Resilience Christmas is on the menu and here’s how you can help

A lifeline organisation which has embodied the new town spirit at its generous best has a key item on its Christmas wishlist - to ensure no-one is left out.

Some of the volunteers

Cumbernauld Resilience which has provided emergency help for vulnerable people since the very beginning of lockdown has organised a giant crowdfunding campaign to provide hampers for those who are isolating or struggling financially at what will be yuletide like no other.

The hampers will include a three-course cooked Christmas dinner and a New Year meal with vegetarian alternatives available -in conjunction with Cumbernauld Acation For Care of the Elderly.

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And caring football team Cumbernauld Colts will deliver them.

The group’s Suzanne MacLeod said: “The thought of local people having to isolate alone, or struggle to afford a nice meal this Christmas, is heart-breaking, so we thought we’d do what we can to help.

“Over the past seven months we’ve built a great group of dedicated volunteers and it just made sense to use that infrastructure to brighten up the festive period a bit.”

Her colleague Maureen Avis added: “Paul’s Quality Butchers in Condorrat has kindly agreed to provide meat for the meals.

“Plus other businesses have reached out to offer support and we have a number of volunteer drivers lined up as well.

“It’s terrible to think that people will be alone or struggling but the generosity of so many local people to do something to help is really heart-warming.”

Schools, nurseries, churches, foodbanks and community groups can nominate someone to receive a parcel by requesting a referral form from [email protected]

Residents can also fund a meal for someone in need by making a £10 donation at: www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/suzanne-macleod or by contacting the above email address.

Referrals must be made by Monday, November 30 to allow time for preparation.