Every year we like to make a collection at Luck’s Yard Chiropractic Clinic for those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.

We feel very much part of our local community both from a business perspective but also as a provider of healthcare for those living in and around Milford and its surrounding villages.

Most of us are lucky enough for Christmas to be a celebration which we share with our families and friends, but for many this is a time of the year when family may not be around and money can be particularly tight.

Every year we are delighted and heartened by the generosity of our local community and patients who always donate so willingly.

So do bring your donations to the clinic from the 1st December and we will ensure it gets to St Marks in time for them to distribute before Christmas.

About our chosen charity

This year we are supporting St Mark’s Food Bank. St Mark’s Church in Franklyn Road, Godalming provides emergency food parcels for individuals and families who are in crisis for a period of 3 to five days. The Food Bank runs all the year round and accepts donations of non-perishable foods and household goods but at this time of year they welcome Christmas food donations.

About St Mark’s Church Food Bank

Access to the Food Bank is normally through referrals from professional agencies, e.g. by health professionals, schools, local police and community/voluntary organisations.

This service is supported by other local churches, Godalming CAB, Waverley Borough Council and Waitrose in Godalming.

They would love donations of festive food items such as mince pies, chocolates, tins of ham, Christmas puddings, boxes of chocolates or shortbread – in fact anything ‘Christmassy’ related but please ensure goods have a long ‘sell by’ or ‘Use By’ date.

They are also desperate for things like tinned meats, UHT milk and powdered milk.

Here is a list from their website of other useful items they need donated:

  • Savoury crackers
  • Hot dogs
  • Ham/Spam/Luncheon meat (tins)
  • Corned beef
  • Deodorants and roll ons
  • Bleach
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Floor cleaner/washing powder/tablets etc
  • Jelly
  • Angel Delight
  • Squash
  • Small tins of potatoes
  • Tins of ham and corned beef
  • Breakfast cereals for children e.g. Weetabix,  but NOT Porridge, Muesli, Granola or Bran flakes
  • Toilet rolls ~ packs of 2 or 4