Lights on G5 – Giving Back to the Community

Members of The JR Group decided to give something back during Christmas Day 2018, Kellyanne Conway (Project Administrator), Josh Horne (Contracts Supervisor), alongside volunteers Ellis & Rachael helped out at an event called ‘Lights on G5’.  This event believes that no person should be alone on Christmas Day.

Throughout November and December in 2018 many of our suppliers, customers and employees handed in clothes, toiletries & Greggs gift cards to help the homeless.

The festive season can be particularly hard and lonely for some people, this event helps create a safe place where people can come and spend Christmas day.

The JR Group donated around 5 boxes full of gloves, scarfs, jackets, hats, socks and more.  Volunteers were able to give out these essential items during the December cold snap.

On The day we also took along some presents for people to open along with a fantastic amount of £945.00 of Greggs gift cards, which were handed out on the day.

The event provided a 3 course meal, hot drinks and cold drinks and had live performers to entertain, making an all round very special Christmas day.

The volunteers noticed the day had started rather quietly, it was time to round up as many people as possible that could benefit from this Christmas Day event.
Our team decided to go out in their cars and spread the word to those who may not have heard about the charity event and who could benefit from some warm food, company and clothing.

One of the touching stories from our Christmas Day was meeting two locals called Margaret and John.  They came back to the event with Josh and Ellis and enjoyed some warm food, fresh clothes and even a haircut!  Josh booked them both into a room for two nights in a nearby hotel.  We were very touched when Margaret told Josh her Christmas wish had come true.

There are too many people to mention that we spoke with and were able to help on this special day.  The lasting impression of Margaret and John will stay with us for a long time, once they were dropped off at the hotel with all their new clothes, toiletries and food we all went back to our families to spend the rest of our Christmas day realising just how fortunate we all actually are.

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