Burgess Hill company helps community with hamper donations
A Christmas hamper project saw its donations boosted thanks to the support of a Burgess Hill based cleaning product company.
Bio Productions funded enough goodies to fill eight hampers for the Burgess Hill Christmas Hamper Project – beating the manufacturer’s donation of four hampers last year.
Avonia Bridge, financial director, said: “As a company we are very community-minded and really wanted to increase our local commitment to this amazing project, which is so valuable for the community at this time of year.”
The Burgess Hill Christmas Hamper Project was launched in 1955 with the inception of the Burgess Hill District Lions Club.
This project aims to help those who are struggling financially by helping their budgets to stretch a little further and add some festive cheer into the bargain.
Sara Gibb, HR manager, said: “The project is such a fantastic initiative and involves so much hard work from all concerned.
“It’s so cheering to realise that so many local businesses and their employees go the extra mile to help the community at this festive time.”
This year, the project was organised by a group of local organisations including, Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Community Food Bank, Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council.
The scheme is jointly-funded by Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid Sussex and Clarion Housing.
Tony Parris, of Burgess Hill District Lions, said: “The Hamper Project gets better and better each year.
“It’s truly heart-warming to see everyone working as a team to deliver this worthwhile initiative, which makes such a difference to people’s lives at this time of year.
“Each year we are able to deliver more and more hampers and we look forward to continuing this tradition for as long as there’s a need in the community.”