Chicken & Blues’ team is pleased to announce that its annual gift box initiative has returned this Christmas, working closely with Boscombe Childrens Centre in Bournemouth, in partnership with Deliveroo.

With the help of generous supporters, 25 families in need have been chosen to be the beneficiaries of a box full of Christmas gifts, delivered on Christmas Eve by Deliveroo’s rider fleet. The generosity shown by Team Members and C&B’s local business partners has enabled this project to go ahead successfully.

Joshua Simons, C&B, comments: “C&B’s Christmas Gift Box project forms part of our ongoing commitment to the local community. We’re delighted that a selection of our fantastic business partners have generously donated this year, alongside a top-up from the C&B Neighbourhood Fund to ensure that the project went ahead despite the uncertainty in the market with Covid. The loyalty and support shown by local people to our restaurants during the pandemic has not gone unnoticed, and so we are keen to give something back, at what is a difficult time of year for many people. We would also like to give special mention to C&B Team Members Jos Cunningham and Mark Brown, who have worked closely together to lead the project so effectively”.

Graham Downs, Boscombe Family Hub Manager: “We have almost completely given out all of the boxes kindly donated already – it is wonderful that you have enabled your partners to run this initiative again. Your boxes really do make a difference, providing families with those extra bits that make Christmas feel special. It shows great kindness and warmth to our shared communities. Thank you on behalf of everyone from Boscombe Family Hub.”

Here’s a special mention to some fantastic supporters of this year’s project; Deliveroo, County foods, Booker, Streetwise HR, Holdsworth, Elite Fine Foods, Bloom Cleaning, Elson Geaves, Fusion Wi-Fi, Bidfood, and lots of generous individuals.

On behalf of the Team at Chicken & Blues, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!