Guernsey Post and the Guernsey Voluntary Service (GVS) have joined together to offer the recipients of the charity's Meals on Wheels service the opportunity to have all of their Christmas cards delivered to friends and family within the Bailiwick free of charge.
The GVS Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver approximately 30,000 meals annually to Guernsey and Alderney's elderly, sick and disabled. The Charity, which provides a vital service for those who are unable to leave their homes or to cook for themselves, currently delivers to over 140 addresses within the Bailiwick.
Cassandra Morris, Guernsey Post's Communications Manager said:"By donating free charity Christmas cards and local stamps we hoped that we would be able to spread a little festive cheer, whilst helping those who might otherwise be unable to send their Christmas wishes to family and friends.So far we've been overwhelmed by the response, I don't think we realised what a positive impact such a simple gesture could have and I would like to thank the whole team at GVS for all of their help and support."
Clare Burton, Manager at Guernsey Voluntary Service said that she was delighted with the initiative. "Some of our clients are housebound and to have received the cards and stamps, and in turn to have them collected and posted, means they are able to keep in touch with their friends and relatives at this special time of year. We are very grateful to Guernsey Post for this wonderful initiative."Guernsey Voluntary Service is always on the look out for willing volunteers. If you are interested in donating some of your time, please contact Clare Burton at GVS on 01481 247518 or pop in and have a chat with a member of the team at the Jubilee Day Centre, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampsons.
For more information please contact Cassandra Morris, Guernsey Post's Communication Manager on 01481 747946 or Clare Burton, Guernsey Voluntary Service Manager on 01481 247518