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IPP Logipal delivers Christmas cheer to Coventry’s homeless

29 Jan, 2019 | published at 09:41 CET

IPP Logipal is helping bring some Christmas cheer to homeless people in Coventry by donating a van-load of food, toiletries and party items for a city charity’s annual festive meal.

IPP has responded to Coventry Cyrenians’ appeal for goods for its Christmas Day meal, which is held at the Methodist Central Hall on December 25 for homeless, vulnerable and lonely people in Coventry.

Last year, more than 100 dinners were served at the event and presents of socks, chocolate, gift bags, toiletries and clothing were given out during the day to around 200 guests.

IPP staff have donated a host of items including paper plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, wrapping paper, coffee, squash, gravy, stuffing, Christmas puddings and custard, while one of its customers, hygiene company Essity, donated toilet roll, sanitary products, tissues and body wipes.

Phil Storer, UK director of IPP Logipal, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our support to such a worthy cause this Christmas. So many different types of products move through the supply chain on our pallets and they are often the types of everyday essentials which are easy for us to take for granted.

“We hope that by giving something back to homeless and vulnerable people in Coventry, we may make their lives a little easier this festive season. It is a time of year where homelessness is put into sharp focus by the excesses enjoyed in many people’s homes, so a cause such as this helps us remember the true meaning of Christmas.”

Jack Swinburn, Fundraising and Partnerships Manager at Coventry Cyrenians, said: “It’s thanks to the huge generosity of companies like IPP Logipal that we can put on such an important event with plentiful gifts and food for everyone who comes along. We can’t thank them enough.”

Coventry Cyrenians provides individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible.

For more information on Coventry Cyrenians, visit www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk.