Christmas Act of Kindness 2020

November 19th, 2020

2020 has been a very challenging year. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, we experienced a lot of fear and loss. We also witnessed many incredible acts of kindness. Prince Charles said: “Coronavirus may have kept us apart physically but kindness has surely brought us even closer together”.

Act of kindness 2019

Last year, for our ‘Caring Act of Christmas Kindness’ we donated gifts and food to dozens of lorry drivers at the town’s Red Lion Truck Stop on Christmas Day. It was a spontaneous gesture. We organised it as a team of 4 – Justyna, Damian, and our son, with a help of one of NN1’s HGV driver.

Christmas Act of Kindness 2020

This year we would like to make it bigger and better. We are appealing to local businesses to help us to reach even more long distance drivers at roadside services around Northampton. They won’t get the chance to see loved ones on Christmas Day. Let’s make their day a bit more cheerful.

“For many long distance lorry drivers, Christmas Day is just another day at work. It can be an emotional time and many drivers feel lonely and isolated. Many of our own drivers were in this position, unable to get back to their families over Christmas before they joined NN1 Personnel.

“This year has been particularly challenging for all of us. However, it’s been wonderful to see HGV drivers recognised as key workers. These same drivers will continue to work throughout the Christmas period to make sure we can all get food and presents at the shops. Delivering unexpected gifts to them on Christmas Day is a small way that we can show our appreciation and gratitude.”

Last year we didn’t ask for any donations. We donated all the gifts and gave out homemade cakes ” – said Justyna. “We hope that with the support of businesses in the area we’ll be able to hand out many more gifts to any drivers we find at the Red Lion Truck Stop and potentially to other drivers at other motorway services in Northampton on Christmas Day.

How you can get involved

We are appealing to businesses to donate items that drivers might find handy on the road. These could be toiletries and anti-bacterial hand gel, as well as treats such as non-perishable food items like sweets, chocolates, and drinks.

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who wants to help deliver food and gifts to drivers on Christmas Day. This would be organised with any Covid-19 restrictions regarding gatherings in mind, obviously.

If you would like to support our Christmas Act of Kindness with donations, they can be dropped off at our office at Suite 58, Burlington House East Wing, 369 Wellingborough Road, Northampton until Friday, December 18. For more details or to arrange for your donations to be collected please contact Damian at damian@nn1personnel.co.uk.

We have also set up a Go Fund Me page, for businesses or individuals who would like to donate money to our Christmas cause. The money will be used to buy food and small gifts for the drivers who will be spending Christmas Day in their trucks.

Also, to show your support we kindly ask you to spread the word about our Christmas Act of Kindness 2020, across social media using #NN1ChristmasSpirit.

Thank you

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