As December rolled around and with all staff working from home, People Group payroll director Martin Polden floated the idea of a food bank donation to replace the usual office Secret Santa this year. Staff jumped at the opportunity to provide some support to the local community.
Roll out the military operation of gathering goods safely in the short window of opportunity post lockdown 2.0 and prior to the food banks Christmas deadline.
On Friday 04 December 3 trolley loads of goods were donated to the local foodbank, handily just across the People Group car park.
Payroll Director Martin commented:
“It was clear that secret Santa couldn’t take place this year for obvious reasons and my wife suggested to me we should make a donation instead. It’s been a tough year for all of us, particularly those who have lost jobs or seen reduced income because of the pandemic. It was a really great effort from the team and the donation was thoroughly appreciated by the foodbank. It may be that we make this an annual event in future.”