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Jeremy Corbyn backs the Tribune’s Christmas Hamper Appeal

Jeremy Corbyn with Dot Gibson, George Durack and Annette Thomas, of Islington Pe

Jeremy Corbyn with Dot Gibson, George Durack and Annette Thomas, of Islington Pensioners’ Forum

Published: 25 November, 2016

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed the Islington Tribune’s annual Christmas Hamper Appeal, urging residents and businesses: “Please donate.”

The Islington North MP is the latest well-known figure to support the drive to bring much-needed Christmas cheer to those facing a lonely festive period.

Now in its fifth year, our Hamper Appeal ensures that nobody is left out of the joy that the festive season brings. The hampers, full of festive goodies, will be delivered by Santa to those most in need of something to smile about, including elderly people facing a lonely Christmas.

Mr Corbyn said: “Well done to the Tribune for raising money to get a decent hamper to elderly and often isolated people. It means a lot to them and donating is not difficult for the rest of us.”

Mr Corbyn was pictured with leading members of Islington Pensioners’ Forum, which has also given the appeal its support, as has Islington Council.

Last week, the Hamper Appeal received the backing of Angel Central shopping centre, which has set up an online Just Giving page, where people can make donations. It has pledged to collect donations at the centre. 

PayPal donations can be made by clicking here. Or cheques (made payable to ‘Islington Tribune Hamper Fund’) to Islington Tribune Hamper Fund, 40 Camden Road NW1 9DR

Readers can get involved in fundraising for the appeal and can let us know of anyone you think would like to receive a hamper. Contact us by emailing



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