Its Christmas Hamper time!


Each year at Co-op Homes we try to embrace the festive season and spread goodwill. One of the ways we try and do this is to provide and personally deliver Christmas Hampers to our elderly and more vulnerable residents.  This year, we're delighted to have received additional support and funding from our management team so are able to extend this initiative to our more elderly and isolated residents of our client co-ops as well.

This is an employee-led initiative, spearheaded by Kathy McNulty from Co-op Homes. 

So, over the past few weeks there has been a frenzy of shopping, sorting and storing of hampers by our team of elves to get things ready!

Our employees have volunteered to deliver these surprise gifts in their own time, so please give them a wave if you see them out and about in your neighbourhood.  They won't be driving a sleigh and there will be no reindeer involved, but they'll be travelling to Reading in the West over to Maidstone in the East with a smile on their face and a heavy sack of hampers to spread Christmas joy and we've already had some heartfelt thanks from some of the recipients:

  • Thank you for the lovely humper, and all the goodies,, it was very thoughtful of you to think of us. I am on my own at Christmas so I will not go hungry, hope you have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year 2024. With many blessings.
  • I’m bowled over by the surprise gift box of Christmas treats that you delivered on Monday.  I feel touched by such kind seasonal generosity, and want to thank you and whoever else at Co-op Homes is responsible.
  • Let me wish you and colleagues a happy holiday break, and I send good wishes for Co-op Homes’ continuing support for housing co-operatives - our co-op in particular! - throughout 2024 and beyond. We have a lot to learn from and with one another, I feel.