Staff from a finance sector firm have handed over a record number of Christmas hampers to Age Isle of Man.
Over the past few months, staff from Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Investments have been either donating from their own food cupboards or buying a few extra bits with their weekly groceries, and thanks to their generosity enough food was collected to make up 41 luxury hampers as well as some gifts for the visitors to AGE Isle of Man’s day centres.
Volunteers from the bank gave up their time in the evenings and weekends to make up the hampers.
Lynn Kelly, senior training executive for the bank, co-ordinated both the collection of food, and the volunteers who wrapped and filled the hampers.
She said: ‘Staff from the bank have been making up Christmas hampers for AGE Isle of Man for the past seven years, and this year the response has been phenomenal. Something as simple as buying a couple of extra items with your weekly shop can make a huge difference to someone else’s Christmas, and we know how happy the recipients are to receive the hampers.’
George Quayle, chief executive of Age Isle of Man, visited the bank to collect the hampers, which their volunteers will deliver to the homes of those most in need.
He said that Age Isle of Man was delighted to receive so many hampers, and he thanked the staff of Nedbank Private Wealth for their effort and generosity.
He said that he knew that they would make a difference to the lives of some needy older people this Christmas and also make them aware that someone was thinking of them at this special time of the year.