Villagers in Brixworth have been treated to a mince pie and a cuppa by an award-winning PR, marketing and events agency.
Orange Juice Communications, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, decided against sending Christmas presents to clients this year in favour of supporting local people and making a donation to Brixworth Community Larder.
The Community Larder is held every week in Brixworth Village Hall – providing fresh food, groceries and essentials for those in need.
Oliver Jelley, managing director of Orange Juice Communications, based in Harborough Road, Brixworth, said:
“Every year we send a Christmas gift to our clients but this year we wanted to do something a bit different to reflect the cost-of-living crisis that all of us are experiencing.
“The Brixworth Community Larder is a much-valued asset to the village and does great work in ensuring local people have access to good quality fresh produce at affordable prices.
“We wanted to do our bit to say thank you to all those who run it and give a little festive treat to everyone using it over Christmas and New Year.”
Orange Juice donated hundreds of mince pies, teas and coffees that were handed out to everyone using the Larder on Wednesday, December 21.
Orange Juice works with a number of organisations locally, including Northampton College and Northampton Town Centre BID.
The agency also pioneered the launch of two awareness campaigns within the diabetes sector, Hypo Awareness Week and Insulin Safety Week, which it runs every year across hundreds of UK hospitals. The concept has already been successfully exported to Australia and there are plans to roll this out further in the future.
The campaigns have been credited with saving the lives of hundreds of patients who may otherwise have died of diabetes-related complications on admission to hospital.