Announcing our six Christmas Deserving Doorsteps
We’re delighted to announce our Christmas Deserving
Doorsteps winners! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to help us
find two Deserving Doorsteps to bring some Christmas magic with a beautiful
hamper brimming with festive food worth over £100. As we received nearly 150
heart-warming nominations, we’re pleased to announce that six Deserving
Doorsteps will receive a hamper from Creamline this Christmas.
While Christmas is usually the most wonderful time of year,
for many people this winter will be the most worrying time of the year. We’re
thrilled to see how, as a community, many of you have pulled together to bring
joy to a Deserving Doorstep. A massive thank you to everyone involved. Join us
in giving the warmest congratulations to your Deserving Doorsteps!
Here are some snippets from the winning nominations:
‘He is a single parent raising three children all by
himself. He offers football coaching to small kids in the area free of charge.
He arranges activities during the summer holidays to the local kids to keep
them busy and out of trouble. Jubril is our local hero.’ Jubril, nominated
‘Laurie is 70 in December and has recently had two knee
operations which has affected her mobility for the moment. Even though she’s
struggling herself, she cares for five different neighbours, all elderly and
with health complications including dementia. Dave, her husband, does the
gardening for so many neighbours too. Having spent the last two Christmases on
their own due to Covid restrictions, I think Laurie and Dave deserve a little
treat for all they do for our neighbourhood.’ Laurie and Dave, nominated by
‘Recently lost her son this year to kidney failure; he was
her carer. She is now currently on her own and doesn’t leave the house much. It
is her first Christmas without him this year. I think it would be lovely for
her to feel that people still care.’ Suzanne, nominated by Rehana.
‘Marie is a lovely neighbour first and foremost. She always
helped people look after their kids and pets and lends a shoulder to cry on for
all in the street. But she has a very difficult year. She has almost completely
lost her eyesight and is struggling. She would love to have nice things in to
treat her grandkids when they visit near Christmas, but she is likely to be on
her own on Christmas Day. A Christmas treat from Creamline would make her
Christmas!’ Marie, nominated by Mia.
‘Emma works for the NHS on minimum wage and does all she can
to support their children and their careers in music. She spends all her free
time helping out at her daughter’s dance school and helps to support her son at
the Royal Northern College of Music. Emma and her husband, who works for
himself, always go out of their way to help others, without ever complaining.
They struggle - at Christmas especially - to give their kids that bit extra.’ Emma,
nominated by Monica.
‘Shona is a single parent of four children. Each child has specific educational needs. Shona is caring for them and doing a degree in occupational therapy so she can help others with needs like her children. She is a brilliant mum.’ Shona, nominated by Maxine.
Congratulations to all our winners, we hope your festive foodie bundle brings you some Christmas joy. Thank you to everyone who took time to nominate someone.