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Chief constable delivers Christmas essentials to elderly and vulnerable

Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins delivering hampers to elderly and vulnerable Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, along with other officers and staff, are helping to bring festive cheer this Christmas by delivering hampers to the elderly and vulnerable.

Hundreds of hampers have been prepared and delivered to people across Greater Manchester in the run up to Christmas, with boxes containing a variety of winter essentials such as food, drink and bath and shower products.

Police officers and staff across the whole force donated all the items for the hampers, as well as helping to put the hampers together and deliver them.

“It’s been great to go out to deliver these hampers. I did this last year and I am glad I have done it again.

“I would like to take this opportunity to ask everyone to remember their elderly and vulnerable neighbours this Christmas– if you know someone who may need some extra support please check on them over the festive period. Just knowing someone is looking out for them makes a difference.”

– Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable gives a resident a hamper full of Christmas essentials Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“This was a lovely surprise, I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was a bit shocked to see the Police on my doorstep at first but then I saw the hamper in their hand. I will definitely be using the contents of the hamper over Christmas, thank you.”

– Louise from Blackley received one of the hampers