CitySprint has kicked off its charity activity for this Christmas season which will include collecting and transporting winter clothing and furniture donations, and a 72-hour mince pie delivery marathon.
The activity will support three causes:
The Mince Pie Project
On the 19th December, CitySprint will provide vital delivery support to the Mince Pie Project, a 72-hour marathon charity auction of mince pies cooked by 100 of the UK’s best chefs. CitySprint will be collecting and delivering thousands of the freshly-cooked pastries across the country. The proceeds of the auction, which took place on Tuesday 11th December, go towards Crisis, and charity Galvin’s Chance, which helps young, disadvantaged people develop skills and find work.
CitySprint has been working with the national homeless charity Crisis every Christmas since 2010, donating vans and much-needed logistical aid throughout the year. The vans are used to transport supplies and equipment and distribute donations, and have even been used to help former homeless people move into permanent accommodation along with furniture donations.
MITIE and The Passage’s ‘Warm Hugs’ campaign
CitySprint has been supporting MITIE, and its charity partner The Passage, with its annual ‘Warm Hugs’ winter clothing collection since 2009. Previously, CitySprint had donated delivery solutions to the cause, collecting donated goods from MITIE sites across the capital and delivering them to The Passage.
However, this year CitySprint took their efforts one step further and appealed to staff and employees for additional donations.
Patrick Gallagher, ceo, CitySprint said, “We are delighted to be able to support all these charities at such an important time of the year. While they all fight on-going issues, their causes become even more poignant at Christmas. We hope our help will allow them to bring joy and comfort to those unfortunate enough to be alone, ill or homeless this holiday season.”
Ian Richards, head of Crisis at Christmas, said: “Organising Christmas logistics is always challenging, but with CitySprint’s continuing support, Crisis is able to transport donations, supplies and equipment to those in need. CitySprint plays an integral part in our Christmas activities, and we are extremely grateful for their efforts.”