"It meant so much to give a little time to Love, Amelia. The Healthwatch Sunderland team spent an afternoon sorting donations ready for distribution to families in need. Steph and Gill were so welcoming and got us to work straight away, so we felt our time was well spent. We can’t wait to go back! "
“I really enjoyed volunteering at Love, Amelia as it’s for an amazing and heart-warming cause and you know that you will be helping children as well as their parents with essentials that they need.”
"The families that I work with are on really low incomes and Love Amelia provide basic products so that families don’t have to worry or take out high interest loans. The service I have had from Love Amelia has been amazing. The staff are so caring and understanding and I would highly recommend this service."
"I can't put in to words how grateful I am for the things you have given me. I never thought I would need to come to a charity for help but this year I have been desperate. Everything was so beautiful I couldn't believe it was all for me. The pram was absolutely beautiful I feel so proud when I'm out with the bairn. You're are a godsend and I want to give back to help families like you helped me"
Anna Gillingham, Healthwatch Sunderland Engagement Coordinator
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent helping out at Love Amelia, being a bit of a cleaning and tidying fanatic the tasks were right up my street and the fact that it also helped out lots of local families was brilliant. I hope to return soon.”
“For me it was being in a likeminded group of people volunteering their time to do something really useful to support families in need. There was a real feel-good factor about. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and I would certainly do it again.”
"Your service is so important. It has helped the families enjoy Christmas and reduced parents stress at a financially challenging time."
"Her face lights up when she see's the box knowing there is something amazing inside. To her its a gift like some new clothes or toys, but to me its peace of mind that she has what she needs as I know I can't afford these things. Thank you for helping put that smile on her face"