YOUNG people who may not have had a Christmas present will be receiving a voucher from Lagan Construction Group.
The company, which is the main contractor on the Guernsey Airport project, has teamed up with the Family Partnership Team from Health and Social Services Department to identify 38 youngsters, aged between 11 and 16, who may not have received a Christmas present. Each one will now be given a £25 voucher to spend at HMV.
‘We are very fortunate in Guernsey that there are companies and initiatives which help families in need at Christmas,’ said Lucy Cook, manager of the Family Partnership Team.
‘We have found over the years however that a lot of that generosity tends to be aimed at the younger children and so we have found that those who are 11 and over often get missed out. That can be particularly hard if they have younger siblings who are receiving gifts and they have nothing.
‘When we were approached to say that Lagan wanted to do something to help young people in need in the island, we were very pleased as it means that we can bring a smile to lots more children who may otherwise have missed out. On behalf of those youngsters, we want to thank Lagan for their generosity.’
Lagan has already donated £1,000 to the Rotary Club of Guernsey’s initiative to provide hampers to 170 families and individuals in need.
‘Part of Lagan’s company ethos is to support the communities in which it is working. Christmas is a time for sharing and so we are only too happy to be able to spread some happiness with those who need it most. We hope that all of the youngsters will enjoy spending their vouchers on something they really want,’ said Pamela Ward from Lagan Construction Group.