The homeless people of Cambridgeshire are supported each year by three amazing charities; The Corona House Project, Newmarket Open Door and the Cambridge Cyrenians. Following a radio telephone-in highlighting the shortage of food banks, the struggle of these people has been thrust into the public eye this festive period.
PiR Resourcing, specialist recruiters for the life science industry, came up with the idea of donating festive hampers to be shared between the three charities. The hampers include winter essentials; blankets, hats, scarves, socks and gloves as well as every day toiletries. Sponsors of the hampers include Gilchrist & Soames, Boxes & Packaging St Ives, Welland Print Ltd, Tescos and Sainsbury’s.
With the generous donations of regional businesses and individuals, PiR Resourcing have been able to raise over £500 to fund 50 Christmas hampers.
Carolyn Douthwaite, Chair of PiR Resourcing commented; “The support we have had for this campaign has been strong from companies and individuals. We are all aware that Christmas is a time of year to be with friends and family to share food, gifts, love and goodwill. We can only imagine what it must be like for those who do not have this support. A huge thank you to all who have contributed and made this campaign possible”.
@PiR_resourcing thank you for all the lovely hampers they will be much appreciated by our residents. Merry Christmas from everyone here.
— Cambridge Cyrenians (@CamCyrenians) December 17, 2014
It is not too late to donate to the Christmas hamper appeal; Newmarket Open Door, Corona House Project and the Cambridge Cyrenians would welcome all the support that you can give them. To donate please contact Amber Burns at PiR Resourcing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please look out for the full story in this week’s Cambridge Evening News plus more photos