Bute’s generosity gives those in need a helping hand at Christmas

Bute Oasis delivered 50 hampers of Christmas food and toys on December 23 - each full of items donated by members of the public.

Bute Oasis delivered 50 hampers of Christmas food and toys on December 23 - each full of items donated by members of the public.

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Christmas generosity from local residents has enabled the second-hand shop behind Bute’s food bank to deliver 50 parcels of festive food and toys to those in need on the island.

The team behind Bute Oasis delivered 50 fresh food hampers to some of the island’s vulnerable residents on Tuesday, along with toys to those with children - all from donations made by members of the public.

Nikkie Sutherland from Bute Oasis said: “No child that we know of will do without. Thank you to all our volunteers who have really worked their socks of this week. There are too many to name I wouldn’t even start in fear of missing one.

“Our community is amazing, and it’s awesome what we can achieve if we all work together. Let’s be positive about next year and make Bute a magical, caring and thoughtful place to live.”

Funds raised from purchases at the Bute Oasis second-hand shop in Argyle Street are used to buy items for the island’s food bank, which is overseen by Bute Advice Centre.