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GMP bring Christmas cheer to the vulnerable
Tuesday 17th December, 2013

GMP bring Christmas cheer to the vulnerable
Officers and staff in Wigan with hampers.

Officers and staff at Greater Manchester Police are helping to put a smile on the faces of the vulnerable and elderly this Christmas.

Hampers filled with food and winter essentials will be delivered in the run up to Christmas, bringing some cheer to those who may not otherwise see a friendly face over the festive period.

More than 250 hampers will be delivered to vulnerable people across Greater Manchester. This follows the success of the initiative in Salford, South Manchester and Bolton who have taken part in previous years. Delivering hampers has proved to be an emotional experience for both police and the public.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: “The hamper initiative went down a storm with residents last year and for the officers involved it was one of the most rewarding days of their careers.

“Sadly there are many vulnerable and isolated people who will spend Christmas alone this year and something as simple as a hamper can really brighten up their day.

“I’m delighted therefore to be able to roll this initiative out across the Force and put a smile on even more faces this Christmas.”

GMP Cadets have been enlisted to help wrap the Christmas hampers while officers and staff across the Force are helping to assemble and deliver them on the run up to and including Christmas day.



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