Light Project Peterborough received 60 Christmas lunches to give out to people living on the streets and in temporary accommodation this festive season, thanks to city-based online used car retailer Carzam.
The company, which is based at Westpoint in Lynch Wood, decided to give away the lunches to help local people in need after postponing its Christmas party due to rising Covid-19 cases.
Light Project Peterborough has been able to distribute 60 Christmas lunches – which included turkey sandwiches, fruit and crisps – to people in real need across the city.
Steven Pettican, CEO of Light Project Peterborough, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Carzam for this generous donation, which will be welcomed by those sleeping on the streets this Christmas. This kind of gesture can really make a difference to someone’s day at what is a difficult time of year for many.
“We are pleased to have built this relationship with Carzam and look forward to working together in the future.”
Light Project Peterborough, which registered as a charity in 2015, runs several projects all year round to offer support, information and temporary accommodation for the homeless.
Kirk O’Callaghan, CEO at Carzam, said: “After making the decision to postpone our Christmas party, we felt it was only right to donate the food purchased to those in less fortunate positions this Christmas.
“Christmas can be a difficult and lonely time of year for many, especially for those living on the streets and in temporary accommodation, so we were keen to contribute to the city’s community spirit by supporting this wonderful cause.
“Light Project Peterborough’s staff and volunteers are making an incredible difference to so many people in the city. We hope that our small gesture will help, and encourage others to support their work.”
For more information on Light Project Peterborough and how to show support, visit www.lightprojectpeterborough.org.uk.