Kind-hearted Palletforce staff brought festive cheer to guests at the Age UK Christmas party in Burton-on-Trent.

Working alongside the charity, employees at Palletforce’s head office on Callister Way donated enough food items to fill 80 Christmas hampers.

Organised by the team of in-house Employee Champions, each pod of desks was provided with Palletforce carrier bags to fill up with goodies throughout November and December.

The food items made up the hampers, which were distributed at the Age UK Lunch Club Christmas party at the Town Hall.

Kate Marsh, head of HR Services said: “Every Christmas the staff at Palletforce show their generosity for a worthy cause and this is no exception, and this year’s charity initiative was launched to coincide with World Kindness Day in November.

“The idea this year was that each guest at the Age UK party would receive a hamper, which they could take home with them and enjoy over the festive period.

“As a group of Employee Champions, we decided to launch this year’s charity initiative on World Kindness Day to try and encourage more people to get involved and remind them that a little kindness goes a long way.”

A special hamper was presented to Gwen Foster, who was instrumental in setting up the original Age Concern and Lunch Club in 1987.

Jane Ingram, Age UK Burton’s head of community services, said: “For the last 30 years Gwen has worked tirelessly in the community to help improve the lives of thousands of local people in Burton. Without her, Age UK Burton would not exist and many older residents would be worse off for it.”

Jane added: “The clients, staff and volunteers at Age UK were overwhelmed by this amazing act of kindness by Palletforce, which helped to end the party with a bang. We cannot thank them enough their kindness and generosity, and we look forward to working with Palletforce again in 2018.”

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