Christmas Kindness Funding supports Leicestershire Warm Hub and Carols

21 December 2023
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A £500 Christmas Kindness Campaign donation to Broughton Astley Volunteer Group in Leicestershire will help us continue giving local residents a warm welcome and a special Carol Concert this festive season.

Our annual Christmas Kindness Campaign will see Platform Housing Group donate £60,000 to support local events, warm hubs, food banks, specialist organizations, and charities in our communities to help sprinkle a little Christmas cheer.

Lisa Fairlie, Director of Housing Operations at Platform Housing Group, said, “It’s great that Platform can support organizations like Broughton Astley Volunteer Group who run in the heart of our local communities, offering a vital lifeline to residents who may be feeling a little isolated.

“Warm Hubs were rapidly established in 2022 in response to the cost-of-living crisis and it quickly became apparent that opening doors to provide a warm welcome and informal chat had a massive positive impact and improved people’s lives, which is why it’s so important that we continue to offer our support.”

The Christmas Carol Concert was hosted in early December, and the Warm Hub Coffee Mornings are held locally at St Mary’s Church and regularly attract over 80 village residents. Everybody is welcome to take part and enjoy the company of others, in a warm, heated environment and chat over a cuppa.

BAVG Coordinator, Mark Barber, said, “The Broughton Astley Volunteer Group (BAVG) would like to give our sincerest thanks to Platform Housing for their financial support both past and present.

“This financial support allows the trustees to dedicate our time wholly to the many projects we oversee, and BAVG’s partnership with Platform Housing will continue to make a difference to the residents in the village.”


Photo caption: (Left to right) Platform Housing Group’s, Director of Housing Operations Lisa Fairlie is pictured presenting the £500 Christmas Kindness Donation to Mark Barber, Nicola Clegg and Jenny Row from Broughton Astley Volunteer Group