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Homes Together Spreading Christmas Cheer to Employees and Local Causes

Care provider Homes Together have partnered with Crimple Garden Centre to provide all 130 of their staff with their Christmas Day Lunch.

With many employees feeling the pinch this winter amidst rising energy bills and inflation, Homes Together aims to help support its employees cover some of the cost of Christmas by providing them with hampers from Harrogate-based Crimple Garden Centre. The hampers will include a Turkey with all of the trimmings along with a homemade fruit crumble and a custard pot. Each hamper will contain enough food for four people.

As well as helping to support its employees this year, Homes Together will also donate Christmas Lunch hampers for all services of Harrogate Homeless Project. The charity provides people experiencing homelessness with a safe place to stay and the support they need to build confidence and move towards independent living. In addition to the food donations, Homes Together will be making a cash donation to Harrogate Homeless Project to further support the vital work that it provides for vulnerable people in the Harrogate area.

David Ashton-Jones, Managing Director of Homes Together, said:
“With the cost-of-living crisis affecting so many people, we are very happy to be giving something back to our employees that work so tirelessly to ensure all of our service users receive the best possible care. We’re looking at numerous ways we can support our employees through these difficult times and hope this is the first step in helping to ease some of the stresses that Christmas can bring.

“We are also conscious that there are people within our community that are unfortunately without a home this Christmas, so we have extended our support to Harrogate Homeless Project by providing further hampers along with a cash donation to be able to give something back to our local community, and we’re delighted to be able to help Harrogate Homeless project with the amazing work that it does.”

Extraordinarily, and in true Christmas spirit, a large proportion of Homes Together employees decided to donate their own Christmas hampers that were gifted to them to Harrogate Homeless Project.

Thomas Richards, Fundraising Manager at Harrogate Homeless Project, says:

“We are overjoyed by Homes Together’s donation, and even more so by the generosity of their Harrogate-based employees who have kindly donated their own Christmas hampers that they have been gifted. As a result, we now have over thirty Christmas dinner hampers from Crimple.

“Harrogate Homeless Project is currently experiencing an increase in demand for our services, as the most vulnerable people in our society are being impacted by the rising cost of living. The support given to us from Homes Together has never been more important.”