Thank you to everyone who contributed to this Christmas donation drive. We collected two carloads worth of items which were passed on to Building Futures East and distributed across families living primarily in the east Newcastle.

The winter season can be a particularly difficult time for many people. This year, with all the additional challenges our communities are facing, many of our residents and neighbours will feel the pressure on their finances and wellbeing.

We are committed to the long-term sustainability of Ouseburn and know an area isn't just about its buildings and green spaces. People who live and work in or near the Valley are at its heart. At the Trust, we want to do what we can to support the wellbeing of residents and neighbours. In the run-up to Christmas, we'll be collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for Building Futures East.

Get involved

Volunteers will be opening 53/55 Lime Street as a donation drop-off point from the week commencing Monday 23rd November, concluding Monday 21st December. The office will be open:

  • Mondays between 12pm - 1pm
  • Fridays between 12pm - 1pm

Please only drop-off items at the specified time(s). Drop-offs outside these times are possible - please contact [email protected] to make arrangements. 

Required items

Any non-perishable items are welcome, but here are some suggestions. 

  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned vegetables 
  • Cereal
  • Toiletries: Shampoo/ conditioner / body wash / deodorant
  • Toilet roll
  • Tinned meats and fish
  • UHT milk 
  • Children's advent calendars 
  • Toys/gifts for children

Can't drop off items?

You can make a donation to local food drives here: