ISOLATED and elderly people in the borough are to receive hampers packed with Christmas goodies and winter essentials.
As part of Age Concern's Winter Warmth hamper appeal, 150 boxes will be delivered to the borough's most vulnerable and housebound people to show them they are not alone during the cold festive season.
Each box includes mince pies and Christmas puddings, scarves, gloves, shawls, blankets and hot water bottles, as well as essentials such as tea, jam and canned goods.
Children from Oakland's Primary School, in Hanwell, also made and wrote special Christmas cards.
Denyse Whillier, chief executive of Age Concern Ealing, said: "This is the first time we have done this and we would like to carry it forward and do the appeal in subsequent years.
"We worked with volunteers at Links befriending service who identified the people to give these hampers to and the items will help keep people warm and provide Christmas goods for those who will be alone during the festive season.
"To some people, these boxes will be the only presents they will receive at Christmas and it's a way of telling them
that people care and they are remembered.
"There are so many people and
businesses we would like to thank, including Access Self Storage who donated the 150 boxes, Ealing
Council staff, Dunnhumby and Tesco."
For more information, call 020 8567 8017 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk.