Traidcraft update

As we are now into our 3rd period of national lock-down it is sometimes quite a challenge to retain a level of optimism for the year ahead. The only thing we can be absolutely sure of is that the number of people who need our help will continue to grow. Our contact at the Food Bank emailed me on this week with the following message.


Hi Bill

Happy New year to you and Margaret.

It was fairly quiet between Christmas and New Year but it looks like all hell setting loose today lots of vouchers.

There is no rush but we are fairly short of rice 500 g and 1 kg.

Small jars coffee.


Small packets soap powder

Best wishes



We have placed an order with Traidcraft and we aim to deliver to the Food Bank early next week. Just like lots of other support groups our resources are stretched but due to your continuing kind and generous financial support we are able to offer some relief to those in the greatest need. Thank you. All of the organisations who benefit from your generosity are incredibly grateful for all that you do.


If you can think of others who may be willing to join us in our efforts to help those less fortunate than ourselves please pass this appeal on. I can provide a form of words if that would be helpful.


If you are aware of any families or individuals who need help from the food bank, they call 01494 785660 to arrange an emergency delivery.


With a different and difficult Christmas behind us, made so much better for so many by your kindness, once again many, many thanks for your generosity.


Stay Safe


Margaret & Bill Dykes



PS During this lock-down we are able to deliver essential supplies to you. See the current stock list, top right on this page, and a copy of January’s newsletter from Margaret.

To print an order form, click the PDF button above, which will open the order form in a separate window.  You may print from there.


To see Margaret's Traidcraft January newsletter, click the PDF button above.


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Should you feel able to contribute or wish to purchase for you own use please e-mail us at ,

telephone us on 01494874511

text to 07968421416.


Because of the difficulty in making payments in person we would prefer that people use one of the following methods of contribution/payment.


By bank transfer - we will send you our bank details upon receipt of your order.


By cheque made payable to Traidcraft Plc and sent to

Margaret and Bill Dykes

4, Roughwood Fields

Roughwood Lane

Chalfont St Giles


The usual inbox and answerphone will be checked once a week. In the mean time, the working-from-home email address is, or in an emergency contact the clergy.

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