This year, we have all experienced extraordinary social distancing and/or isolation requirements meaning that we have all probably, seen less of our friends in Ropley than we would have hoped. It is, then, more important than ever that the Ropley Christmas card collection/delivery service takes place this year. So, we have support from a team of volunteers who will collect and deliver your cards and, in between, sort them. But only to friends in Ropley and Monkwood – i.e. we do not deliver to West Tisted, Bishops Sutton, Medstead, etc..
The collection of your cards will take place on Saturday 12th December. Cards must be ready for collection by 9.00 a.m. otherwise collection/delivery cannot be guaranteed – please put this date in your diary!!
There will be a significant difference to our collection/delivery service this year – it’s FREE!.
We recognise that 2020 has been a year when there have been additional calls on all of us to support charitable endeavours – either with cash or volunteering time. This year, then, it has been decided that the charitable cause to be supported by the Ropley Christmas card service will be YOU! So, this year there will be no contribution required for the cards you want delivered to your friends in the Parish – yes, IT’S FREE!!
There will also need to be some adjustment to how cards are sorted in order to comply with whatever COVID guidelines are in place in mid-December. Depending on whether we are banned from “Social Gatherings” or, indeed, if there is a further lockdown at the time will dictate how many people can gather to sort the cards and, hence, how long the sorting will take. Whatever the situation is, we have contingency plans in place but, in the worst-case scenario, cards might not be delivered until Saturday 19th December.
So, put 9.00 a.m. Saturday 12th December in your diary and get your cards ready for delivery to ALL your friends in Ropley