The staff and pupils at Heanor Gate started up the appeal at the beginning of November after the Government decided to stop free school meals over the Christmas holiday period.
Knowing the decision would affect many low-income families at one of the most financially straining times of the year, the school aimed to supply 300 Christmas hampers to those most in need.
Jacob contacted our Sales Manager, Stuart Brookes asking if Peveril Homes could support their appeal. Jacob’s email asked: “As a local company, with the Smalley Manor site very close to my school, I would like to ask if you would be able to help us with our Christmas Hamper Appeal to help bring some happiness to our local people this Christmas.”
As a family-owned company that believes in the power of community, Stuart knew the Peveril team would want to get involved as soon as he read the email and he went straight out to buy a selection of luxury Christmas treats in support of this great cause.
Alison Kendall, Director of Sales and Marketing at Peveril Homes, said: “Throughout the pandemic many people, including the residents of Smalley, have been affected in so many ways.
“A large portion of the population have faced furlough or redundancies this year and the financial implications of the pandemic means that Christmas could be a struggle for those most impacted.
“We take pride in supporting our communities, especially in hard times. I hope that our contribution has helped to make a difference to those families in need this Christmas.”
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