Christmas Appeal 2016


As the nights draw in and we turn the heating on to combat the colder weather, at Mercy in Action our thoughts turn to the annual Christmas Appeal!

A Bucket of Love

Every year we raise money in order to provide food over the Christmas period for families living in absolute poverty in the Philippines. It costs just £9 to buy a “Bucket of Love” (pictured above) with enough food in it to last a few days over the festive season. It means that families get to spend time together, without the worry of having enough money to buy food. Every £9 will buy and fill a bucket with all the ingredients for a traditional Filipino Christmas feast, spaghetti, tomato sauce, rice, some tinned meat, fruit salad and a few treats too!

Last year we were able to give out over 600 buckets to the poor and vulnerable, ensuring that families had something to look forward to and enjoy over Christmas. This year we are aiming to hand out a similar number of buckets and therefore transform Christmas for thousands of individuals. With your generosity and support we will be able to achieve this and relieve the burden of poverty for hundreds of families in the Philippines.

Long queues of people waiting to collect their bucket of love!

Whole families will benefit from your generosity








You can support us by clicking on the link to donate £9 for a bucket or you can send a cheque (made payable to Mercy in Action) to Beth at the Jubilee Centre. Alternatively, you can make a donation in any of our charity shops. Thank you, your gift will make a real and significant difference to families in the Philippines this Christmas time.



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