Embracing the spirit of Christmas with Home Start Posted on: December 13, 2016 by Gemma Russo ‘Tis the season of good will and over the past few weeks, we’ve been planning something special to give back to a charity that’s close to our heart. When looking to choose a charity to support this Christmas, we needn’t have looked far from home. Set up over 20 years ago to help support vulnerable children, our local Home Start announced a few weeks ago that they may have to close their doors in 2017 due to funding cuts. Home Start offer support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children and act as a lifeline for many families. So, we asked the charity what we can do to help this Christmas. Between us, we decided to help support them by donating shoe box gifts from the people at Express Exhibition Displays. Giving back I was so pleased with the sheer volume of donations that our staff gave. At a time when our own pockets feel a bit lighter in the run up to the big day, everybody really rallied together to show our support for such an important charity – one that helps our local community to thrive. Not only do we support charities as a business, but we take our values to heart and I couldn’t be more proud of the team for embracing the spirit of Christmas. We donated 19 big boxes of gifts and toiletries to Home Start Wellingborough to help young families this Christmas. Arranged in time for their Christmas party, we really hope that our donations will help at least in some way to spread some joy to some local families. The boxes contained a mixture of items from shampoo, hairbrushes, cuddly toys and books for babies, toddlers and small children.