Age Concern Isle of Man receives donation of luxury Christmas Hampers | Dec 2021

Age Concern Isle of Man collected 40 Christmas hampers from the offices of Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Investments on Monday. This is the 15th consecutive year the two businesses have created festive hampers for distribution to those vulnerable and in need on the island.

Date: Wednesday 01 December 2021

 

Staff from Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Investments present the Christmas hampers to Steve Dawson and Mike Clarke from Age Concern.

Volunteers generously gave their time to create the luxury hampers, which were packed with essential items and Christmas treats. And in line with the companies’ sustainability initiatives, all the packaging used was made from 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials.

In addition to providing the hampers, 100 fleece blankets were also donated to the charity to distribute to those in need.

Lynn Kelly, HR Business Partner at Nedbank Private Wealth, who began the project back in 2006, said: “Age Concern Isle of Man does amazing work to support and improve the health and well-being of older people in our community. Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for some, and we know that the hampers often make a huge difference to someone else’s Christmas, particularly when financial choices have to be made between turning on the heating and spending money on food.

“We are delighted to have been able to support the work of Age Concern for the past 15 years and our staff really enjoy getting involved in this initiative.”

Maureen Cowbourne, CEO of Age Concern Isle of Man, added: “We are always delighted to receive these wonderful Christmas hampers from Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Investments. They are always beautifully presented and provide lovely gifts for those who may not have family and friends around them at Christmas.”

Steve Dawson, community projects coordinator from Age Concern Isle of Man in Douglas, collected the hampers, which will be delivered to older people in the local community throughout December.

Age Concern Isle of Man exists to provide support to older people at times of need and make their voices heard. It aims to improve health and wellbeing in later life, build a positive attitude to older people in our society and ensure the Isle of Man is a great place to grow old.