December 1 Will See All Douglas & Gordon Staff On The Streets
No not mass redundancy - they will be foraging for food for London's vulnerable children!
Douglas & Gordon, the sales and lettings agent, is getting into the Christmas spirit early. On Wednesday December 1, staff from the company’s 17 offices across London will be closing the offices and will be taking to the streets in aid of the children’s charity - Kids Company. Sporting the official bright blue ‘Working together Christmas 2010’ sweater, they will be foraging for non-perishable food to fill Christmas hampers for thousands of vulnerable children in London.
The company has, quite literally, planned a military operation to knock on doors for donations that will be brought back to Douglas & Gordon’s Fulham office by a logistics chain. The thousands of items will then be ferried via specially commissioned lorries all day long to the Kids Company headquarters in Blackfriars, where thirty Douglas & Gordon staff will be wrapping the presents ready for Christmas.
Ivor Dickinson, Douglas & Gordon’s Managing Director, said:
Suggested non-perishable items include Rice, Pasta, Jams, Tinned Foods, Breakfast Cereals, Biscuits, Fruit Juices and most heartbreaking of all, Baby Food.
“We have some very persuasive people at Douglas & Gordon so we’re expecting to collect thousands of items, quite literally. So, if you live anywhere between Notting Hill and Balham, please be ready for us as we’ll most likely be knocking on your door on December 1st .”
November 19, 2010