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Surprise Festive Feast

Christmas meal packs from Procter and Gamble

Published on 11 December 2020 06:16 PM

100 vulnerable older people in North Tyneside are being treated to a surprise festive feast thanks to Procter & Gamble. Every year Procter & Gamble provides Christmas dinners for its employees. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic hundreds of P&G’s workers are now at home instead of on site in Cobalt Business Park.

This year, P&G decided to instead provide meals to older people in North Tyneside. These meals will go to vulnerable older people, most of whom have been isolating over the past few months.

The first 50 meals were picked up and delivered on Friday 4th December, with another 50 delivered on Friday 11th December.

Kindness at Christmas

Kerry Parker, Head of Professional Care at EveryDay Care & Support, said the gesture will make a huge difference to older people this Christmas.

This simple act of generosity and kindness will mean so much to older people in the community. 

“They’ve experienced such a challenging and lonely year due to the pandemic. To be provided with a wholesome, Christmas lunch provided by a stranger will definitely lift their spirits.”

As well as a full Christmas dinner, P&G are also providing a pudding, Christmas cracker and shortbread to be enjoyed by older people all over the borough.

Community Matters Team

Andy Sherwood, part of the Community Matters team at P&G, said: “We are pleased to be able to partner with Age UK North Tyneside to provide Christmas dinners for the local community. 

“We are so happy to be able to do this for older people, who have been some of the worst-affected by the pandemic. Hopefully it can bring them a bit of Christmas cheer after a tough year.”

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