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Cornish Hamper Company Working With Leading Local Charity, Helping to Combat Social Isolation

Published on 10 May 2024 09:31 AM

Working together to Combat Social Isolation
9th May 2024

Penryn-based Letter Box Hamper has teamed up with Age UK Cornwall to help combat loneliness and social isolation. The company are donating British food hampers to the charity monthly, to help make a difference to some of those who need it most.

At what is arguably one of the most challenging times of our generation, this generous partnership suggestion by Letter Box Hamper, has been warmly welcomed by Age UK Cornwall.  The charity works closely to support isolated and lonely individuals within Cornwall, not just the elderly, as many might believe.

As a business born out of a desire to revamp the hamper industry, supporting the wider community is integral to Letter Box Hamper, with founder Jonathan Winfield explaining “I set up Letter Box Hamper to change the way we gift food and drink, my thoughtful, personalised, small hampers are always beautifully hand-wrapped and postable, to arrive as a surprise directly through letter boxes. Reaching out to Age UK Cornwall was a natural decision, helping to spread some warmth and joy, even in the most challenging of times. I am quite excited about this partnership!”.

The first delivery of hampers was made last month to the ‘Step into Wellness’ programme, which is facilitated by Age UK Cornwall. Designed to assist those on a journey to better their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, this free initiative combines conversation-based sessions with activities, each exploring with the individuals ‘what matters to them’. Alongside this, the programme widens connections as well as friendships, improving health and self-confidence.

The initial hamper drop at their Liskeard based group was greatly received with one recipient overjoyed at the surprise treat which she said “have really made my day.” It is precisely this sentiment that Letter Box Hamper has placed at the heart of the company, unexpectedly brightening someone’s day and showing them that they truly matter.

Tracey Roose, Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall explains “We are extremely proud to work with organisations that share our core values, and this ongoing partnership with The Letterbox Hamper Company will support our mission to improve health and wellbeing throughout Cornwall. These gorgeous hampers will be delivered, by our wellbeing teams, to local community groups and individuals who are socially isolated. These wonderful 'gifts of kindness' are very impactful and show people that they are not alone, they are valued, and that they matter."

With the next deliveries due to the Age UK Cornwall Newquay and East Cornwall groups, along with a shared presence at next month’s Royal Cornwall Show, this is set to be a long-lasting, deeply impactful relationship.

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For further media or to find out more about this partnership, please contact;
Lee Davies

About Letter Box Hamper
Letter Box Hamper is based at the Work Shop Studios in Penryn. Proudly independent, the business was established in 2014 by Jonathan Winfield, who used his background in sustainability to create a food hamper company with less packaging and less waste. His perfectly-sized post-able hampers are packed with the very best of British food and drink, championing the innovative British food industry whilst spreading nostalgic joy to those who receive one of these hand-wrapped hampers on their door mat. 

Join Step into Wellness today!
Among a myriad of programmes that we deliver is the Step Into Wellness intitiative. People can refer directly via or call 01872 266383, sessions happen throughout the Cornwall and are for anyone over the age of 18 -  we have two new groups starting Boscastle & Tintagel very soon.