Christmas 2023

The Greenaway Foundation Helps More Than Ever

Every Christmas since 2010 The Greenaway Foundation has been providing families with all the ingredients they will need to cook a two course Christmas dinner.  In 2016 the Wishing Tree was introduced, so many of the children from the families we help could make a wish for a Christmas present up to the value of £25.

Due to Christmas Eve being a Sunday and not able to get the chickens delivered, over 250 volunteers helped package and deliver hampers to 900 families and made 1,600 wishes come true.  The event was also attended by Mims Davies, Lieutenant of West Sussex Lady Emma Barnard, the High Sheriff of West Sussex Andy Bliss, the Mayors of Horley, Crawley and East Grinstead. As well as numerous council leaders and counsellors.

This monumental task could not have been achieved, without the help of our community and local businesses who raised and donated over £60,000.

We would like to thank the following companies.  Without their help, we could not have achieved as much as we did.

Sprouts sponsored by Bond & Associates in Horsham
Parsnips sponsored by SJ Inventories in Crawley
Carrots sponsored by Crawley Rugby Club
Potatoes sponsored by a private donation
Small Chickens sponsored by Whitehall Homes LLP in East Grinstead
Medium Chickens sponsored by The Open Arms in East Grinstead
Large Chickens sponsored by Caravan & Motorhome Club in East Grinstead
Extra Large Chickens sponsored by Gelstarr Windows in Crawley
Nut Roast sponsored by Woodjetts Construction Ltd in Horley
Cranberry Sauce sponsored by Greenaway Residential Estate Agents
Small Vegetable Oil sponsored by Benchmark Reprographics in Crawley
Large Vegetable Oil sponsored by Greenaway Residential Estate Agents in Crawley
Small boxes of Stuffing sponsored by BGL Communication in East Grinstead
Large boxes of Stuffing sponsored by Creativepod in Crawley
Gravy powder sponsored by DMH Stallard in Crawley
Mince Pies sponsored by Grace Overseas Logistics Limited in Crawley
Small Christmas Puddings sponsored by a private donation
Medium Christmas Puddings sponsored by MAS Accountancy in Horley
Large Christmas Puddings sponsored by Freshmill Limited in Haywards Heath
Custard Sponsored by Greenaway Residential Estate Agents in East Grinstead

Other donations and funds were raised by:
Edenbridge Rugby Club
Carpenter Box
Oander Limited
Residents of Bluebell Gate in East Grinstead
Crawley BID
Staff At Virgin Atlantic
Darwin Group
Nestle UK for an additional 60 hampers of additional food items
Waitrose in East Grinstead

We would also like to thank the following companies and school for all their hard work and support.  Without it we would not have been able to procure all the food, transport it and have the results that were managed.
Tesco CFC in Lowfield Heath for helping us procure all the food
Eezehaul Logistics in Crawley for collecting all the food items and delivery it
JR Removals in Horley for loaning us a Luton Van for several days
Vans4you in Horley for loaning us a transit van for a week
Oriel High School in Crawley for allowing us to use their facilities

We would also like to thank the numerous volunteers who helped as Elves packing the deliveries and loading the cars for deliveries and all the Reindeer who made all the deliveries.

If you would like to make a donation, sponsor a food item or wishes, be an Elf and pack deliveries or be a Reindeer and make deliveries, then please email