A COMMUNITY group that provides essentials to residents has launched an appeal for more donations in their latest project.

Cudworth-based group ‘Gift of the People’ revealed its Christmas plans to deliver presents to elderly residents who may be forced to spend the festive period alone during the pandemic.

Alex Forrest, from the group, said donations will be needed to put the hampers together.

He said: “We’re in need of items like toiletries, sweets, hats, puzzles, books, socks and Christmas food items.

“These will be used exclusively for the elderly in our area who need a little boost over Christmas.

“Also, if you know an elderly member of our community who would benefit from one of these hampers, please get in touch.”

To donate to the hampers or nominate someone, message the ‘Gift of the People’ Facebook page.

The closing date for any donations is December 18.