We were again grateful to the Salvation Army in Carlisle for including us in the distribution of presents in time for Christmas to children in the area who had experienced a difficult year. This was a tremendous boost to us and to the children. However, this was not the only act of generosity this year, for the Tesco stores in Carlisle also included us in their gift run as one of their chosen charities for which we were extremely grateful. The delivery van arrived with what we expected to be a couple of trays of toys and gifts, but one van load was insufficient to bring it all, we have had two delivery vans bringing goods to us! We have been astounded by the volume of goods received and are now planning the most effective and efficient way to distribute all of the items provided.