Hampers delivered to older and vulnerable Welwyn Hatfield borough residents

PUBLISHED: 10:30 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:30 13 December 2018

Project coordinator Laura Malins delivers a Christmas hamper to resident Mrs David as part of the initiative by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Mears. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Project coordinator Laura Malins delivers a Christmas hamper to resident Mrs David as part of the initiative by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Mears. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

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Older and vulnerable Welwyn Hatfield residents have received hand-delivered boxes of Christmas cheer.

The council’s housing maintenance contractor Mears put together 25 Christmas hampers for residents whose houses they had visited this year.

Each resident was nominated by a member of staff who had spoken to them during the works.

The hampers contained tea, coffee, cereal, biscuits and other items donated by council sub-contractors including CBM Electrical, Phoenix Green and ALP Group, whilst council staff also contributed.

Welwyn Hatfield Housing Maintenance Team finance assistant Amanda Parker, who helped organise the hampers, said: “This was a fantastic project to be involved with and it was great to get to hand deliver the hampers to tenants and see their reaction and hear how grateful they all are.”

Five more hampers will be given to local organisations, including the Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge and Support Service, and Resolve.

Councillor Nick Pace, executive member for housing and community, said: “The festive season is a time of giving and thinking about others, and this initiative really captures the spirit of Christmas.”

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