Bringing a little Christmas cheer...

Once again this Christmas, Fluid employees decided not to spend their money on silly and largely unwanted gifts for each other, and instead donate to a very worthy cause in their local communities. We are delighted to be able to donate £250 this year to the food bank. Half of which was raised by donations from Fluid employees, and the other half match-funded by Fluid Branding.

Bringing a little Christmas cheer...
Bringing a little Christmas cheer...

1 in 5 of the UK population live below the poverty line. It’s a shocking statistic. And at a time of year when we take for granted the comforts we have, and get a little carried away with spending unnecessarily, it’s good to sit back and have a think about how we can help those who aren’t as fortunate.

Foodbanks across the nation are run entirely by volunteers, and are a critical emergency source of food for those in need - not just at Christmas but all through the year. Donating money to the St Austell foodbank, rather than food, allows the volunteers to buy the specific things they’re short of, at times when food donations are less abundant. We also donated much needed food items to a foodbank in Bury St Edmunds and a social supermarket, Lucie’s Pantry in Manchester.

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Alongside all of our donations, we recently found ourselves with a surplus of reusable coffee cups. Due to a mix up on a customer order, these particular cups were no longer needed, so rather than send them off to landfill, we put them to good use and have donated them to the foodbank too! They were very well received and have been used to provide our foodbank users with hot drinks and hot soup when they visit, and to take away with them to keep and reuse.

To find out how you can make a donation to your local foodbank, or for further information on how they work, have a look here. For further information on Lucie’s Pantry take a look here.

In other Christmas news, the Fluid teams have been donning their Christmas jumpers (and other random Christmas items) to help get into the festive spirit!

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