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Sprinkling Christmas spirit on customers affected by COVID-19

Friday 4 December 2020

We hope to bring some Christmas magic into the lives of our customers by raising £1,000 this festive period to create hampers for people most affected by the coronavirus.

This year has been incredibly difficult year for everyone, and our community connectors are eager to support customers as the holidays approach.

The team is hosting an internal appeal for donations for the Christmas hampers and is asking colleagues to nominate customers or other households that would benefit from a pantry top up.

The nominees may be people that have been in financial difficulty as a direct result of COVID-19, those who suffered with their mental health through social isolation or have been through significantly challenging circumstances.

Colleagues have already raised more than £800, despite the financial hardship 2020 has placed on many people.

Stephanie Lake, our Community Connector Co-ordinator said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our colleagues. Helping those most affected by the pandemic is crucial at this time of year and the Christmas hampers are going to benefit so many people.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to our suppliers, Bamford Doors and KMS, for their contribution of toys and books and to North Yorkshire County Council for supporting our appeal with additional funds, meaning we can produce double the number of hampers we thought. Many families will be struggling to make sure there are presents under the tree as well as food on the table. We’re delighted that we’re in a position to be able to help.”


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