17 Dec Pennyfarthing Homes supports New Forest Basics Bank this Christmas
New Forest based property developer, Pennyfarthing Homes, has raised £1,100 for New Forest Basics Bank to help fund Christmas food parcels for vulnerable families in the southern part of the New Forest.
This support follows Pennyfarthing Homes’ response to an appeal from New Forest Basics Bank earlier in the year when the first lockdown hit, whereby the property developer was able to provide a minivan and driver to transport the much-needed extra deliveries in response to the crisis.
Established in 2004, New Forest Basics Bank has provided food parcels for over 20,000 vulnerable people in Lymington, Pennington, East Boldre, Boldre, Brockenhurst, Sway, Burley, Milford-on-Sea, Everton, Bransgore, New Milton and Barton-on-Sea.
New Forest Basics Bank has received a huge £13,000 in donations this Christmas, allowing it to increase the number of Christmas food parcels it delivers from 500 to 622, helping even more vulnerable families.
Lynn Peck, Operations Manager at New Forest Basics Bank, said: “At Christmas, the food bank provides families with Christmas food bags that include 16 different treats, including mince pies, Christmas pudding, chocolate coins and cheese, in addition to the regular food parcels.
“We’re incredibly grateful that Pennyfarthing Homes were able to donate such a fantastic sum towards these well-received festive food parcels. The money has gone towards gifting over 600 food bags to families in the region who we know are greatly appreciative of the support.”
Pennyfarthing Homes’ Executive Chairman, Mark Adams, added: “Food banks have been a vital resource for many families during this challenging year, so we’re delighted to continue our support to this great cause this festive season. New Forest Basics Bank makes a huge difference to so many people and we’re proud that the Pennyfarthing Homes team rallied together and showed their support once again. We hope that the individuals receiving the parcels enjoy the much-deserved festive treats and have a wonderful Christmas.”