Christmas party money goes to those in need

North Devon Homes donation

North Devon Homes donation - Credit: North Devon Homes

Staff at North Devon Homes have chosen to donate the money from their Christmas party to create a festive fund for their hardest hit customers.  

For the second year running, staff have elected to forgo their traditional Christmas celebrations and instead use the cash to create food hampers for customers who need a little help this festive season, as Chief Executive, Martyn Gimber explains.   

“2021 has been another difficult and testing year for us all. Last year, with restrictions in place, we cancelled our Christmas party and agreed to use the funds to create hampers for our customers who had been hardest hit by the pandemic.  

“When the idea of a Christmas party was raised this year, staff again decided to donate the money towards food hampers for customers who might not be able to afford a Christmas meal this festive season.”   

Adding a personal and caring touch, North Devon Homes staff have worked together to create the hardship hampers that will be delivered, by hand before Christmas day. The boxes were donated by local firm Atlas Packaging.   

“Working closely with our customers day to day we see first-hand the impact not only of the pandemic but also the continuing pressures from the rising costs of living,” added Martyn.  

“We hope these hampers offer some comfort, care and joy to families and those spending Christmas alone. We wanted to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. At Team NDH, we are committed to always doing what we can to support our customers and as we head into a new year, we encourage anyone who needs help to always come forward and ask.”  

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North Devon Homes (NDH) is a registered charity that was opened officially in February 2000 with the transfer of homes from the local authority. They are a non-profit making housing association that seeks to provide affordable homes for people living in North Devon. 

There are many ways to get in contact with North Devon Homes including by calling 01271 312500, emailing or filling out an enquiry form on their website  

North Devon Homes Christmas kindness

North Devon Homes Christmas kindness - Credit: North Devon Homes

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