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Updated: Dec 22, 2020

This Christmas, ICS has given Father Christmas a run for his money. Having successful secured funding from the Embassy of Ireland Christmas Community Fund and assistance from our wonderful volunteers, donors, and team, we have been able to create and are working our way through delivering close to 1200 hampers to our community!

We understand how hard Christmas time is for some this year who are unable to see their family, travel home or spend the holidays how they typically would. On top of that, this has been a trying year for all, so you’ve all made our ‘nice’ list. Therefore, we wanted to treat our community and raise holiday spirits with a hamper of Christmas goodies, with every single one hand delivered and each individually packed with care.

The feedback so far has been truly heart-warming. We have had such lovely, emotional messages from many of you that have been so appreciated. Here are just a few quotes from the endearing conversations our team have been having with you…

“Thank you so much for my hamper it really cheered me up” – June

“It made my day! I was like a child opening presents on Christmas day and was so grateful as I was going through it” – Emma

“You’ve been there all the way through this to support and have kept in touch. I really appreciate all ICS has done”

Feedback like this is exactly why we do what we do. Being able to bring such joy and merriness to our community is the best Christmas gift we could ask for!


This project has been such a huge success so far and we are incredibly grateful to everyone helping to make this happen. Our ‘A Connected Christmas’ page is live and accepting donations: www.justgiving.com/campaign/aconnectedchristmas which would be greatly appreciated. We are still making deliveries so, if you are a member yet to receive a hamper- keep an eye out.

Make sure you are right here on our blog page next week as we conclude our hamper project. If you haven’t already, you might see yourself.

Until next time…let’s rock around the Christmas tree!

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