New Care Packs help 50 Buntingford householdsBusinesses in Buntingford provide 50 Care Packs worth over £100 each to local residents in need during the current pandemic. The packs contain grocery vouchers, essentials such as hand sanitiser, tinned goods, toilet rolls, gloves and masks and gift vouchers for High Street goods and services, as well as money off vouchers.

This kind-hearted initiative was organised by James Oliver Radley of J Oliver Radley Opticians as a volunteer for the Buntingford Chamber of Commerce. Radley explained, ”COVID-19 affects us all in some way or another and I wanted to do my bit. I am very thankful for these donations from businesses across Park Farm and Watermill industrial estates and the high street.”

The businesses and individuals that contributed include: Alex Kanold, Attend 2 Health, Autofix, Bonneys Boutique, Buntingford Pharmacy, Buntingford School of Dance, Colosseum Dental, Co-op Supermarket, Crazy Daisy, Delissimo, Direct Carpets, Envie Hair and Boutique, Flutterby’s, Hemingways, Irene Gibson Personal training, J. Oliver Radley Opticians, Keith Ian Estate Agents, Leggate Associates, Liberro Electronic Cigarettes, Locks, Stock & More, Mark Doel Butchers, Marketing Zone, Mindful Worklife, Morvend, Mummy SOS, Nutwood Development, Oops!IT, Replenish & Reuse, Riverside Taxi’s, Sharpe Print, Sir-Ink-A-Lot, Suave Barbers Shop, The Buntingford Coffee Shop, The Cheese Plate, The Dentist, The Room Hairdressing, Touch of Glamour and Travel Stop.

“These are tough times so it’s heart-warming that Buntingford businesses have pulled together as a force for good”, comments Mark Ganellin, Chair of the Buntingford Chamber of Commerce, “it’s just a super community and businesses are working hard to be there for their customers as lock-down eases.”

Working with The Buntingford Relief In Need Charity, 25 packs will go to families identified by Edwinstree School and 25 packs will be distributed by the Buntingford and Villages Food Bank