We are pleased to inform you that this year, we will be resuming full in-person registration for a free Christmas hamper to eligible people on low income.

The dates and times will be Monday, 24th October to Friday, 4th November (excluding weekends) between 10 am and 12:30 pm.

Please bring along with you original copies to prove your identity, address and low income.  You can show your proof of benefits online using your phone.  All these documents must be current.

Below are some of the low-income eligibility criteria:

  • Working tax credit (not child tax credit)
  • Universal Credit
  • Job Seekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Housing benefit letter
  • Industrial injuries disablement benefit
  • Asylum support (ASPEN card)
  • Pension credit guaranteed
  • Pension credit savings
  • No recourse to public funds
  • Registered charity organisations helping those in need

If you are a registered charity, please send an e-mail to or use the Enquiry form telling us how many hampers you would like. We will be contacting you separately after completing the individual registration exercise.

Kindly share this information with friends and family that you know are eligible, by copying and sending them the web address link to this page.

Please note that everyone who is eligible will need to register in person, including those who have received hampers in the past.  

We are not taking registrations by e-mail or over the phone. This means that if you do not come to Gateway House on the days and times given above, you would not receive a hamper.

Only one hamper will be given per household.