First Ark Group has delivered some Christmas cheer to Knowsley residents who are facing a tough festive period.
Employees of the company who work with families across the borough have identified some of their customers who are in the most need of help and pulled together to create some food hampers to help the families enjoy Christmas without worry.
The hampers were made up of food donations and Christmas treats and will make a huge difference to families struggling to make ends meet. Today’s financial climate makes it increasingly difficult for people to meet the demands of Christmas and the nominations put forward were evidence of the real struggle that people are unfortunately facing within our communities :
Philip from Whiston said: “One of our customers is very vulnerable, no food or fuel, the house is freezing and he often sits in darkness. We are helping as much as we can with benefits, but the food hamper would really help him.”
Theresa from Kirkby said:” One of our female customers works but is on a very low wage and isn’t eligible for benefits but is really struggling with paying rent and putting food on the table.”
Employees from across the Group nominated 20 families to receive a hamper and spent time pulling all the donations together, packaging up and delivering them throughout Knowsley s. Our customers were delighted with their unexpected delivery.
Bob Taylor, CEO of the First Ark Group, said: “Some of our customers on low wages or facing difficulties with benefits are finding the financial demands of Christmas really tough.
“As a business we have dedicated people who help them with their financial situation and this has brought in an extra £2,648,655 of benefits for our customers in the last 12 months alone.
“This is something that we wanted to do to support them a little more in the festive period – our employees have pulled together to make sure that we are helping our most vulnerable customers. “