The people of Colsterworth, Skillington and surrounding areas, have demonstrated once more, just how kind, caring and generous they can be.

The Revd. Neil Griffiths, Rector of the Colsterworth Group, and others had a dream to provide an age and gender appropriate gift bag to each of the more than 100 Afghan visitors currently staying at Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel.

To accomplish their dream needed the help of many local people, whose generosity has been demonstrated time and time again, whenever a request has been made. This ask however was bigger than ever and the timescale to get it done was very tight.

The confidence of the vicar and team has been repaid a million times over, and today, more than 100 gift bags have been delivered. Each bag contains an age and gender appropriate gift and a sweet treat.

“This is all about showing love, care and concern for our fellow humans in need and deserving both our thanks and our help,” said Neil. “We hope that the gifts bring some light and joy into the lives of those who receive them.”