Christmas Hampers

This year is going to look a little different to previous years due to COVID-19 restrictions, however we are determined to still help people give to those most in need this Christmas time.

Would you like to give a hamper? 


Once you have filled in the offer form, we will get in touch to let you know who to make for. Once you have made your hamper you will need to get it to us by 7th December.

Not sure how to pack a hamper?


If you are care professional, key worker or support worker and would like to refer someone for a Christmas hamper, please fill in the referral form below.

Want to refer? 

Christmas Hamper FAQ


I’ve filled in my form, what happens next? 

The Besom Team will get in touch with you and let you know who you can make your hamper for.  Please check your spam folder for our emails!

 How do people receive Christmas Hampers? 

Everyone who receives hampers from us is referred to us by a care professional or key worker. For example, school pastoral workers, social workers, probation support, child need teams, health visitors, domestic abuse support workers, local area teams etc. If you in need of a hamper this Christmas and you live in the York area, please contact someone who is supporting you in a professional capacity and ask them to fill in our referral form above.

 Should I wrap the presents in my hamper? 

To make sure everything that goes in a hamper is appropriate, please don’t wrap presents so we can double check what’s in each hamper. 

 When can I deliver my hamper to the office? 

Please drop your hamper to our office during one of the following times. Our address is on the email we sent you. 

Wednesday 18th November – between 9.30am-1pm
Thursday 19th November – between 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 25th November – between 9.30am-1pm
Monday 30th November – 9.30am-2pm
Wednesday 2nd December – 9.30am-2pm
or Monday 7th December – 9.30am-2pm

Can I put second hand items in the hamper?

Yes, you can. As long as they are in really good condition (i.e. a gift you would be happy to receive yourself). For food, please make sure things are new and unopened.

What box should I use?

It’s great to use something useful to pack your hampers into, for example a washing basket, large gift bag, basket or storage box. You could also use a wrapped cardboard box.