A ‘Gift’ for Christmas Appeal

Logistics Christmas
In an extraordinary year you will no doubt be aware of some real hardship being experienced in our county, with no sign of it getting easier anytime soon. With the threat of job losses looming, more people being furloughed for an extended period, families being displaced - and so it goes on - people will have significant challenges to face with Christmas on the horizon. The logistics community, through the Northants Logistics Forum (NLF), are launching an appeal to everyone - businesses and individuals - to help us support people and groups in vulnerable situations with a 'Gift'! That gift could be in the form of support in promoting the appeal or a direct contribution by donation of a present(s), voucher or financial contribution to provide a present for a child, partner or loved one. Alternatively it could put food on the table!
As a key sector, with a strong presence in Northamptonshire, the logistics community  has some serious 'firepower' behind it, and I know, from experience and feedback already that there is a strong will to make a difference and support those who find themselves struggling. It will also send a message of hope as I'm convinced we can make a difference!
Our aim is to collaborate with a range of local charities who may not get the same exposure as the big players but still do an amazing job in supporting local communities. Our first nominated 'partner' is Northamptonshire ACRE, specifically the 'Good Neighbours' scheme, more info available at good-neighbour-schemes. Voluntary Impact can provide details about which communities have the greatest need, from which you may wish to contact and work with one scheme directly, or come back to us with a proposal and we can work out the best solution to providing support. The idea here is to create 'Christmas Sacks' comprising a combination of presents and/or food.
If you are interested in supporting the appeal, either in further promotion or with a direct contribution, then please get in touch with either myself at bellotttony@gmail.com or on 07368 245479 or Charlotte Patrick. We are also keen to receive your nominations of local charities and/or community projects that you might have an affiliation with.

Tony Bellott.

Chair, Northants Logistics Forum.

Want to get involved in our Sack Appeal?

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