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December 20, 2021


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Aico employees participate in Santa’s Little Stars Christmas Campaign

With Christmas fast approaching,  Aico supported local charity, Little Stars Baby Bank. On 1st and 2nd December, Aico colleagues took part in the ‘Santa’s Little Stars’ initiative, wrapping presents for the children supported by the charity. The team continued its festive charity efforts by taking part in the annual Christmas Jumper Day.

Throughout November, Aico colleagues, alongside local organisations, donated a selection of gifts for children aged 0-12 months, 1-3 years and 3-5 years which included musical toys, jigsaw puzzles, colouring books and pencils.

Aico employees spent two days wrapping these presents for vulnerable children across the county, who would otherwise go without this Christmas.

Louise Cowling, Marketing Executive, who spent one of the two days wrapping, was delighted to be involved in the initiative, saying: “Knowing these gifts will help brighten the festive season for families across Shropshire by giving gifts to little ones ready to open Christmas morning is heart-warming. It’s incredible to be making a difference especially at this time of year.”

Founder and Trustee of Little Stars Baby Bank, Leanne Simcoe, commented: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers for their kindness and amazing wrapping skills. Over the two days we wrapped 288 presents which will go out to little ones all over Shropshire. Thank you for your time, support and donations which was invaluable to us and helped to make Santa’s Little Stars 2021 campaign a huge success!”

The Aico team also took part in the annual Christmas Jumper Day on 10th December, where employees donner their favourite festive knitwear to raise over £355 for Save the Children.

The session was combined with Aico’s mental health and wellbeing efforts, where each month mental health first aiders hold dedicated sessions discussing various topics to support employees.

Community Liaison, Jane Pritchard, said: “Christmas Jumper Day was great fun. As we all start to get into the festive spirit, it was fantastic to see so many colleagues supporting our December office fundraising day. As part of our mental health programme, colleagues also enjoyed our cookie decorating sessions. Just taking half an hour out of your day, getting creative and having a laugh, sent everyone home in good spirits for the weekend.”

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