Contractor’s Christmas toy donation to bolster support for our most in-need customers
14 December 2023
We’ll be able to support dozens of vulnerable families after receiving a huge donation of toys from one of our contractors.
We’ve received about £1,500 worth of toys from Bamford Doors as part of its annual toy appeal.
The toys, which are suitable for children from newborn to 14-years-old, will be distributed to those living in our homes who are most in need.
Craig Taylor, Director of Housing and Customer Service, said: “We support several customers every year who are fleeing from domestic abuse or who are experiencing hardship and have very little in terms of possessions.
We’re incredibly grateful to Bamford Doors and their suppliers for this incredible act of kindness and for choosing Longhurst Group as a recipient of their collection.
“Often, these customers have young children and we do everything we can to support them through the difficult times, including making use of our Hardship Fund.
“This incredibly generous donation from Bamford Doors will help us strengthen the support we can give to these families and we’ll distribute the toys to those most in need to help them on the path to a stable future in a home they can call their own.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Bamford Doors and their suppliers for this incredible act of kindness and for choosing Longhurst Group as a recipient of their collection.”
Bamford Doors started its annual toy appeal after its Director, Alexis Smith, decided she no longer wanted to receive Christmas gifts such as bottles of wine and chocolates from suppliers.
She instead decided to ask for donations of toys which could be given to families in need in the areas in which the company worked.
This has since grown into a huge initiative, with more than 2,000 toys collected last year.
Alexis said: “It’s in the spirit of Christmas that it’s better to give than to receive, and we’ve been very humbled by the generosity of our suppliers and our staff to assist those in less fortunate positions than ourselves.”