Following a local Christmas appeal, Urban&Civic’s Gary Ridgewell made it a mission to engage all the contractors and consultants working on the Alconbury Weald project.
In a surge of festive generosity, the teams made Christmas 2015 that little bit brighter for hundreds of local children and families in need by donating £15,000 worth of gifts and supplies to Cambridgeshire Social Services and Love Oxmoor Foodbank.
The money collected bought over 750 individual toys and gifts ranging from cuddly toys and animal poppers to musical boxes and puzzles, as well as 145 books by popular authors for early years through to 18-year-olds. These were given to children in care and foster homes across the county, with additional items purchased to support family contact centres, including 130 card and board games, 100 changing mats, over 100 pyjamas/sleep suits and a range of bed covers.
Gary also donated some of the money raised directly to Love Oxmoor Foodbank for their “100 Hampers Appeal”.