Sadly – we had our window badly broken again at one of our stores.
We put together a fundraiser to raise the funds to replace the glass and to fit shutters to protect us from this ever happening again!
We hit our target and raised an incredible £1,400!
A huge thanks to all those that donated – you are amazing!
We had the most amazing success when we were finally awarded £9,000 from The National Lottery after our 5th attempt at applying!
We are so grateful to all those that play the National Lottery, it is with thanks to you that this grant was possible!
This month, I was honoured to receive this beautiful letter from His Majesties Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.
She was commending us on all our work and services to the communities. A lovely letter to receive.
This month we received and incredible £150 from the team at Kitchen Range Foods LTD.
They held an event in honour of the Kings Coronation and held a fundraiser, donating all their funds to us here at Diamond Hampers.
The money will be used to fund food for emergency hampers delivered to vulnerable families.
We held out massive clothes event this month, where everyone had the opportunity to fill a bag of clothes for just £4!
This really fits into our ethos of promoting independence through affordable shopping, bridging dignity gaps and empowering people to take control of their lives.
It was a huge success and raised us £900!
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!
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 5,439 meals to people through our food hampers, across the wider community.
We have rescued an incredible 14 tonnes of food waste, which has generated approximately 32,298 meals! This is through our redirected waste in our Pantry store!
We saved a whopping 23,800kg (PPM) of Co2!
We prevented an incredible £11,200 worth of food from rotting in landfill!
We have helped 30 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 independently!