Our Christmas Appeal, Our Community giving

Let’s all eat and have heat, with some Christmas Pudding too!


The Purple Touch is a charity (charity no. 1196501) that works to stand in the gap for those who often fall through the net of standard local government provision. Our objective is to be the bridge of care, through the provision of food, sanitary  supplies and clothing, to individuals or families of low income in our community. We aim to empower and support people in need from all  walks of life, through our creative offerings of food hampers and gift bags.

Last Christmas, we joined forces with The Bejewelled Academy to give back to children in women’s refuges across Essex. Families were treated to a free Christmas party at their residences. Together with the 7 ladies of the Purple Touch who are DBS checked, we hosted a special Christmas party for the children of two refuges run by the women’s charities of Changing Pathways & Havering Women’s Aid:

The events took place on 18th and 20th December 2021. We offered the residents a 3-course Christmas dinner, with face painting, snow, a sweet platter, musical entertainment, Christmas crackers, and Santa, who came bearing silver-plated cross necklaces for all the mums and over 50 gifts for the kids.

All of this was made possible with the kind help and support of over 40 individual donors, shops and local businesses. We thank you!

Eat & Heat Hampers | Christmas 2022 Project

This year, we would like to extend a Christmas offering of Christmas meals to the elderly and young families who will suffer the harsh and painful choice of choosing to eat over heat this winter. It is our aim to prepare and deliver at least 30 hampers to those who really need them. Our hampers will go to three schools, Age UK candidates and Homeless Prevention Families nominated by local Council.

We ask for your kind support by way of vouchers, electric blankets and donations of food items. We want to help those who really need it, to  enjoy a hamper that is hearty, warm and wholesome, without having to empty out their pockets.

You can also donate items straight from our bespoke Amazon Wish List:


We are happy to collect any items that you are happy to offer, and ensure that everyone knows of your amazing support.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email: thepurpletouch@outlook.com.


The Purple Touch Mission Statement –

The aim of The Purple Touch will be to stand in the gap for those in society who are the most destitute and vulnerable, by providing for their most basic needs, such as clothing, sanitary products and food. Our aim will be to work with individuals and families, who are most vulnerable and have found themselves in a temporary situation of helplessness and destitution. We aim to reach families and individuals in this situation, by working with schools and other organisations, to provide meals and perishable goods on an ongoing basis, for those who are most at need

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