Every Christmas, we send out hampers full of goodies to people like Marjorie Jones, who we help long-term.
Marjorie, 89, lost her husband, Tom, in 2006. She lives alone in her home in Herefordshire, where she’s been since she and Tom moved off the farm.
While she has a lot of family around her – with more than 30 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren – Marjorie doesn’t have money for luxuries. That’s why the Christmas hamper is important at what can be an expensive time of year.
Many of R.A.B.I’s supporters are keen to get involved with the campaign and volunteer to deliver the hampers to the people we help, adding a personal touch.
Brendan Bishop, from NFU Mutual in Ross-on-Wye, delivers to Marjorie and others in the area. This is the second time Brendan has delivered the hampers straight to people’s doors, though the office has been doing it for a number of years.
He said: “I like meeting people. I spend most of my time out of the office and with people, which is why I took over delivering the hampers for R.A.B.I in this area. It’s a pleasure to bring people like Marjorie this gift.”
Donations to our Christmas Hamper Campaign are greatly appreciated. To make a donation, visit our Just Giving page.
Pictured above are Brendan Bishop and Marjorie Jones.