Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has teamed up with national charity CHICKS to play a vital role in a fun-filled festive campaign to deliver treasured Christmas presents to children in need. It was all hands on deck (the halls) as enthusiastic employees at the company’s head office in Morley carefully wrapped over 450 presents.
More than 60 colleagues scored, cut and folded their way through 100 rolls of wrapping paper and 50 rolls of sticky tape as they took part in the ‘wrap-a-thon’ last Friday (14thDecember). The delivery firm will now take the reins and collect pre-wrapped presents from other participating companies, before sending all of the gifts to those deprived children chosen by the charity.
Martijn De Lange, CEO of Hermes, said: “We have really enjoyed supporting CHICKS this year and our team of employees were more than happy to donate their time to wrap these gifts for children in need. Last year we made sure 100% of deliveries for CHICKS were completed before Christmas Eve – and it is our top priority to repeat that feat – even if it means sharing that chimney with Father Christmas himself.”
Mabel Duncombe, Partnerships Manager at CHICKS, said: “We are very grateful for the support Hermes has provided with wrapping and delivering our Christmas presents. For many of the children we work with at CHICKS, these presents will be the only ones they receive this Christmas. The reality of their lives is queuing at food banks and electricity running out on the meter, let alone imagining any gifts. Hermes has therefore enabled hundreds of children living in incredibly difficult circumstances across the UK to wake up on Christmas morning with a smile on their faces. Thank you Hermes!”