Open Christmas helps anyone who may find themselves homeless or alone on Christmas Day by providing them with a meal and entertainment as well as a parcel of essentials.

For the 4th year running, we will be acting as a drop off point for donations such as food items and clothing. We aim to collect items for this great cause to support the people that need it the most at such an important time of the year, and we need your help!

Food items need to be in-date, non-perishable and easy to open. We also welcome items of warm clothing for those who may find themselves sleeping rough, and even some toys for children to play with, all in good condition.

Here are some examples of donations:

  • Dried pasta and pasta sauces
  • Tinned fruit
  • Instant mash potato
  • Soup and baked beans
  • Chocolate bars, biscuits
  • Milk (long life UHT or powdered)
  • Coffee, teabags, sugar
  • Gloves, scarfs, hats, socks
  • Blankets

Please make sure donations are delivered to THE BUSINESS BASE, ROWAN HOUSE, 28 QUEENS ROAD, HETHERSETT, NR9 3DB  by MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 in order for them to be collected by Open Christmas in time for Christmas Day.  Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions, please contact The Business Base on 01603 813900 or visit for more information.

We would like to thank you in advance for your support and donations.