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Finaliist!

I am so thrilled to announce that with thanks to some lovely people – we have been nominated and finalised in The Velvet Food and Drink Awards 2024.
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We are a finalist as:
๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ
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Thank you to whomever nominated us, we are very honoured to have been shortlisted and look forward to attending the award ceremony.
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Go team Diamond Hampers! ๐Ÿ’ช

Lounge Aid!

The Olmo Lounge in Huntingdon will be raising Money for us here at Diamond Hampers.
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HERE IS WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO RAISE AWARENESS:
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โ€ข Guess the amount of sweets in the jar ๐Ÿฌ
โ€ข Food bank located inside the lounge ๐Ÿ”
โ€ข Charity quiz, with all proceeds going straight to charity with prizes from local businesses on the 12th of June!๐Ÿค”
โ€ข Cake sale, which we will be hosting on Sunday the 23rd, and again all proceeds will be going to diamond hampers!!
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We look forward to seeing you guys and we will appreciate any help you can put towards this amazing cause!
Fundraising!
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This month – Marshall Leasing Company held an exciting duck race and through doing so raised a massive ยฃ502! This really does go a long way in supporting us and the work we do in the community!
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We also held our own fundraiser and did a charity bike ride!ย 
We travelled a whopping 85 miles, over 6 hours and raised ยฃ200!
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SWEEPSTAKE!

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EURO Sweepstake!
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We still have LOADS of teams left in our Euro 2024 Sweepstake.
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Why not help Diamond Hampers raise some pennies and be in with the chance of winning yourself some in the process.
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Its just ยฃ5 to enter. You select a team at random from the โ€œhatโ€ and then if your team wins, you win ยฃ40!
If you are the runner up, you will win a hamper filled with goodies. So it is definitely worth entering!
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This is available to do in The Attic – our store on St Benedicts Court in Huntingdon. Pop in and have a go.
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Thanks for your support!

CAN YOU HELP?

๐‡๐Ž๐– ๐˜๐Ž๐” ๐‚๐€๐ ๐‡๐„๐‹๐ ๐”๐’:
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There are so many ways you can get involved to help us here at Diamond Hampers.
Without the support of volunteers or people in the community, we simply couldnโ€™t keep running and providing the vital services that we do across the county.
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Offering your ๐“๐ˆ๐Œ๐„ is one of the ways you can get involved and support us.
By ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฎ๐ฌ, you will be helping us to run our stores, deliver our food hampers and of course collecting and redirecting food waste. โ€“ is this for you? Do get in touch with Lianne at diamondhampers@yahoo.com.
Why not visit our stores?
By ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐–๐ˆ๐“๐‡ ๐”๐’, you are helping to support us.
We have two stores in Huntingdon.
๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐€๐๐“๐‘๐˜ โ€“ open Monday to Saturday 9:30am till 2:30pm. Here you can fill a basket of food for just a ยฃ4 donation. You can access affordable food, help us raise vital funds and redirect food waste in the process!
๐“๐‡๐„ ๐€๐“๐“๐ˆ๐‚ โ€“ open Monday to Friday 9:30am till 4pm and Saturdays 9am till 5pm. Here you can access clothing from just ยฃ1 a piece, household items, toys and much more. You can access affordable clothing and living essentials whilst helping us raise crucial funds for our organisation.
If you canโ€™t get to our stores, maybe you can help us ๐Ž๐๐‹๐ˆ๐๐„.
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You can do this in a variety of ways:
We have our own store on ๐•๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐, where we sell top brands and designer labels at affordable prices. Take a look and you might just find something you like and help us in the process.
We are members of ๐„๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ , where you can shop at thousands of online retailers and raise us money without costing you a penny. Check it out and choose us as your cause today. Every little penny donated via this, really does go a long way.
Maybe you could purchase something from our ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ on ๐€๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐จ๐ง? That way, items get sent direct to us. These are items to help with food hampers, fundraisers and our Christmas gift appeals.
You could also simply just donate some pennies to us via ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฉ๐š๐ฅ. You just need to send to our Paypal email โ€“ diamondhampers@yahoo.com.
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Our Brand New Allotment!

I am super excited to announce that our brand new community allotment space has been secured and we got to go see our piece of land today!
I am so proud of how far we have come!
Who’d have thought from one crazy idea and running from my garage, to not only a successful award winning organisation, but two stores and now this amazing opportunity!
I am so so proud of the team I have behind me and everything they do to support and help to make all this possible.
This BRAND NEW project will enable residents on referral to grow their own food, promoting healthier eating habits and reducing food costs.
By growing their own produce, residents can improve their diets with fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, directly impacting public health.
The use of sustainable farming practices in these allotments can significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with food production. This project encourages composting, water conservation, and the use of organic pest control, contributing to biodiversity and a healthier local ecosystem.
Together we can cultivate a healthier, more self-reliant, and environmentally conscious community.

May stats!

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

We supplied 1,470 meals to people through our food hampers across the wider community.

We have rescued 18.2 tonnes of food waste, which has generated approximately 41,987 meals! This is through our redirected waste in our Pantry store!

We saved a whopping 30,940kg (PPM) of Co2!

We prevented a whopping ยฃ14,560 worth of food from rotting in landfill!

We have helped 11 families improve their situations, by finding longer term solutions to shape brighter and more sustainable futures.

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

โ€œHunger doesn't take a day off, so neither do weโ€

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