The Reverse Advent Calendar is such a simple idea – but we had no idea how popular it would be – and quite how many families, individuals, groups, businesses and organisations would get involved in our Christmas appeal.

Over 200 – yes 200! – Reverse Advent calendars were delivered to the foodbank over the Christmas period – and they are still coming in! We’re overwhelmed! Lots of the boxes were beautifully decorated – and so many children told us how much they enjoyed thinking about others and collecting for people less fortunate than themselves this Christmas.

We’ve started sorting the generous donations of food, household goods, toiletries and money and will help us keep meeting the food aid needs of people across South Bucks.

HUGE thanks to everyone who got involved, donated, organised collections, decorated their boxes and delivered their gifts to us.

You’re all brilliant. We know we’re going to miss people in our thanks, sorry! You can keep donating all year round, both food and money – see our donate page for more details.

 

  • Everyone who dropped off their donations at Marlow Methodist church!
  • Verity and Cordelia Harding
  • Rebecca Christie (aged 9 and a half)
  • Zachary (aged 5) and Emilia (aged 2) Ayland
  • Jeannie and Howard Lewis
  • The Breed family
  • Travis and Aidan Booth
  • Holly Ashton and Rowan Taylor
  • Sami
  • Kevin, Hayley, Mia, Anya and Carys
  • Andrew, Helen, Alexia, Nicholas from Flackwell Heath   Etta's reverse advent calendar
  • Jacob Standen (5 years old)
  • The Price Family
  • Emilia
  • The Howard family
  • Jean Casson & Elaine Roberts
  • Frank & Arthur
  • The Wallis-Prior family
  • Kelly William & Dan Heritage
  • Jo & Mia
  • Natalie H
  • Catriona
  • Jo Lowndes
  • Connor Timberlake
  • Harry, 4 & Hanna 7
  • Tom & Isobel Lawrence
  • Thomas & Isabella Compton
  • Hannah, Mike, Ed and Alex SmithRiley and Austin's reverse advent calendar
  • Rory, 6 & Tristan 4
  • Etta
  • An 8 month old who was snoozing in the car so Mum brought her box in!
  • Libby & Fern (who spent their pocket money on donations!)
  • The Richards Family
  • The Kelly Family
  • Michelle and Bernadine Livings
  • Ollie & Issie
  • The Flavelle Family
  • Toby and Oli W.B.
  • Todd, Annie, Charlotte and John
  • Sachdev family
  • Jess & Eddie Bennett
  • Edwin, Elsie, Adam & Nicola
  • The Rock Family
  • The Oldcorn Family
  • Toby & Samuel Bartlett
  • Amanda, James & GraceA beautifully decorated reverse advent calendar
  • Riley and Austin Thompson
  • Jack, The & Amelia Turner
  • Staff of Handy Cross and Griffin Lane depots, Bucks County Council
  • Bucks New uni Marketing and student recruitment directorate
  • Harpsden Health Management
  • Hazlemere Windows
  • Takeda UK Ltd
  • Wycombe Sound
  • Spirit Hair
  • Westlake Motor Services
  • Orthoclinical, Marlow
  • Nuance Communications
  • Wye Residential & Lettingsreverse advent calendar
  • Pranic Healing, Beaconsfield & Anne Leigh
  • Cellular Pathology & Cytology lab at Wycombe General Hospital
  • Jackie Palmer Academy
  • Wycombe Clerks Courier Service, Bucks Learning Trust
  • AAMP Creative
  • Kingshill Grange housing development community
  • Hughenden Court
  • Downley School
  • Loudwater School
  • Naphill & Walters Ash School – Year 5Toby & Samuel's reverse advent calendar
  • Holy Trinity School, Marlow
  • St John’s School and Kelly May