Below are some of the messages received.

Mrs B, Midlands: ‘I sincerely thank you and the Society for everything that you do for me. The hamper arrived last week and it is lovely, with a surprise pack of cards and stamps.’

Mrs C, Isle of Arran: ‘I would like to wish everyone at the TTBS, a very happy Christmas & health & happiness for 2014 and to say how very much your help is appreciated.’

Mr & Mrs H, Midlands: ‘Compliments of the season and thank you for all you have done for us. The cooker is installed and working ready for the Christmas turkey.’

Mrs C, Midlands: ‘Thank you for my cheque and the really nice hamper.’

Mrs H, south-west: ‘To all at TTBS thanking you for all the kindness and many gifts I have received over the years – they are very much appreciated.’

Mrs W, Leicester: ‘To Mr Savage and all at the Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society. Thank you for the lovely Christmas hamper and everything else you do for me.’

Mrs J, Midlands: ‘Thank you for the beautiful Christmas hamper.’

Mr D, north-west: ‘Many thanks for the wonderful Christmas hamper. Please give my grateful thanks to all concerned.’

Mrs H, Plymouth: ‘May I wish you all at TTBS a happy Christmas and new year. Thank you dear Mr Savage and all concerned for the lovely hamper.’

Mrs B. Gloucestershire: ‘Thank you so much for the hamper that was delivered in December and for all the other help you give me during the year.’

Mr & Mrs H, Midlands: ‘Thank you for all your help throughout the year. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.’

Mrs A, Surrey: ‘I feel overwhelmed by the generosity of the TTBS and the payment of my TV licence, the Christmas payment which will make such a difference to me and then the hamper which arrived yesterday. Please thank all the TTBS supporters very much.’

Mrs D, Bristol: ‘Seasons greetings to everyone at the TTBS and sincere thanks for everything you did for our mum over the years.’

Mrs C, Norfolk: ‘Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas hamper with so many lovely goodies to eat and enjoy – my Christmas has already started.’

Mrs T, Bristol: ‘Dear Mr Savage and all at the TTBS – thank you for all your help and the wonderful hamper.’

Mrs D, Humberside: ‘Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for what you do for me throughout the year.’

Mr & Mrs B, Midlands: ‘Thank you for the generous cheque and the Christmas hamper which will go a long way to ensure we have an enjoyable Christmas. Thank you and best wishes to all at the TTBS.’

Mrs D, Bristol: ‘To all at the TTBS. Thank you so much for everything including the hamper and my new washing machine. All very much appreciated. Thank you all.’

Mrs D, Shropshire: ‘To Mr Savage and all at TTBS. Thank you all so much for all you do for me – it is a very great help to me.’

Mr & Mrs L, Plymouth: ‘Thank you all at the TTBS for all the support given to us this year. We do not know how we would have survived 2013 without your help and kindness. Christmas has already started for us due to your kindness.’

Mr & Mrs C, Milton Keynes: ‘Here we are again, another year gone and you have done us proud. A lovely hamper and a very welcome gift of money. We thank you all very much.’

Mrs W, Midlands: ‘How wonderful to know that there are so many lovely people still living in this mixed up world. I thank everyone for their loving kindness. I have reached 94 years and still the thrill I get from receiving your gifts is great. Thank you so much to all at the TTBS.’

Mrs D,. South Shields: ‘I would like to thank you for the Christmas hamper and for everything you do for me. I have said so many times that there aren’t enough words to say how much I appreciate what you do for me. I have never known such kindness. Thank you and God bless all at the TTBS.’