Retail union Usdaw is delighted thousands of Farepak families will finally receive Christmas hampers thanks to the generosity of Home Delivery Network who have pledged to deliver them for free.
Usdaw has donated £15,000 to the Farepak Response Fund set up to help those families left devastated after the Christmas savings fund went bust and now late donations to the fund have allowed the charity to buy 19,000 hampers from the administrators.
Home Delivery Network, owned by the Barclay Brothers, have stepped in make sure those hampers reach families who were facing a very bleak Christmas.
“The retail industry has been incredibly generous in supporting the Farepak families and we are delighted that Home Delivery Network has now added their logistical expertise,” says Usdaw General Secretary John Hannett.
“There is no use the fund buying these hampers if they can’t be distributed before Christmas and Home Delivery Network has the ability to make sure this massive logistical challenge is efficiently carried out".
“The hampers won’t contain all the items that the former Farepak customers ordered, but they will be a very welcome bonus for families who were struggling to make it a decent Christmas for their children".
“Home Delivery Network is aiming to have the hampers distributed by next week to former Farepak agents, who will then distribute them to customers who lost hundreds of pounds when the company went out of business.”