Nuthall group helps needy

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A community group in Nuthall has helped donate boxes of Christmas foods and gifts to the vulnerable this festive season.

In Kind – a group that promotes kindness and compassion – has worked alongside Nottingham consultancy firm Indigo Brave to manage the ‘Basket Brigade’ project.

Jeff Buck, one of the volunteers, said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by people’s generosity.

They had one donation of £1,000 worth of Christmas puddings from the Heanor company, Matthew Walker.

Jeff, who also runs Rumbletums charity cafe in Kimberley, said: “It was extremely generous of them.

“When we packed the baskets it was great to have a Christmas pudding in there because after all it’s a Christmas hamper!”

“It was a brilliant and were just all so grateful.”

The basket Brigade was originally started years ago by a man in America.

It helps the elderly, people with very little money and people in vulnerable positions, such as women fleeing domestic violence.

Donations are given from shops, local businesses and individuals.

The project is run by different groups each year, and this year the Nottinghamshire project has 40 volunteers.