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The attic opened!

This month, we opened the doors to our brand new store – The Attic!

We were excited to be joined by the Mayor of Huntingdon, who officially opened the doors to our new store!

We had a very busy first day and are so pleased at how well received it has been in the community. – Lets hope it is as successful as The Pantry!

The store opens Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

Local school support

This month we have been so fortunate that TWO schools chose us as the organisation they wish to help over the Christmas period. 

Firstly the 6th Form students from St Peters School in Huntingdon, worked very hard to put together dozens of boxes filled with Christmas food and treats to support our Christmas campaign 2021.

Huntingdon primary School were also on a mission this month. All pupils visited our store – The Pantry and bough along a bag of food each! We were overwhelmed with the volume of donations and thrilled that we could help so many more this month because of it!

Business awards!

This month we have been finalised in 3 categories for the local business awards!

We are over the moon that we have reached the finals for THREE awards.

Categories that we are up for

  • Best new Business
  • Community Business of the year
  • Lockdown Leader

We look forward to attending the ceremony in January!

 

Westminster abbey!

I was honoured to have been personally invited by the Duchess of Cambridge to attend a beautiful Christmas Carol Service at Westminster Abbey this month!

This was a convert held to thank the people across communities that have given so much to help people.

It was a complete privilege to be there amongst some truly inspiring people and of course the Duke and Duchess. 

Donations!

It has been another truly incredible month of incredible people and wonderful donations and support!
 
Rightmove donated an incredible £1000 which we used to purchase more Christmas food and treat bits for our hampers.
 
We were hugely grateful to the team at Cromwell Nursing Home, for donating an amazing amount of money and stacks of Christmas gifts. This really helped to support our Christmas Campaign and we thank you so much!
 
Aliaxis in Huntingdon, collected Christmas gifts amongst their employees and donated to us to support our campaign. Again these really helped to make so many children smile this year!
 
Dunlem in Huntingdon, dedicated their Christmas giving tree to us again and the gifts collected from this were hugely helpful and made such a big difference!
 
Hotel Chocolat! – Tanya and the team have helped us once more with stacks of chocolate and a great addition they were to our Christmas hampers!
 
We want to thank you all for your incredible generosity and support this month!

Our Christmas impact

Our 2021 Christmas Campaign had such a huge impact on so many across the County.

We provided 30 young people that have left care, with a 3 course Christmas dinner, treats and food to take home and a gift each! It was a privilege to sup[port this initiative this year, carried out by The City College in Peterborough!

We provided 399 additional gifts to children all across the county and around 1593 Christmas meals to people!

We put together 30 packages for people sleeping rough this year, which included a little Christmas treat!

We rescued 25 tonnes of Christmas food waste in 24 hours, which included about £5000 of turkeys!

We continue to redirect this waste through our Pantry store and continue to support people through this difficult period!

New Boxing Incentive!

Our partners Diamond Champions CIC are looking for sponsors in exchange for advertising and promotion of their businesses – get in touch via their Facebook page. 

As joint director of this brand new non-profit organisation, along with the amazing Lee Simpson, our core focus will be to provide a safe space to promote mental health and well-being.

They will provide affordable boxing based fitness opportunities for all, in a safe and controlled environment.

They will provide support for young people leaving care, employment and training opportunities and promote healthy body and mind. 

Please do keep your ears and eyes peeled for this exciting initiative!

December

Just like many others, December was hugely successful in terms of the support we could offer and the people we managed to help.

We supplied 32,949 meals to people through our food hampers, across the wider community.

We have rescued an incredible 38.4 tonnes of food waste, which has generated approximately 39,627.7 meals! This is through our redirected waste in our Pantry store!

We saved a whopping 30,347kg (PPM) of Co2!

We prevented an incredible £30,720 worth of food from burning in landfill!

We have helped 150 families improve their situations, by finding longer term solutions to shape brighter and more sustainable futures.

We continue to work in friendship with Food For Nought and partners Social Echo, to help eliminate the need for food aid and strive to live in a world where EVERYONE can afford to shop independently!

“Hunger doesn't take a day off, so neither do we”

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