As part of this year's Liberation Day celebrations Collas Crill is partnering with the Committee for Education Sport and Culture to gift individual hampers to islanders who remained in Guernsey during the Occupation or who were evacuated during the War.
500 hampers containing Guernsey gâche, banana bread, loose leaf tea, butter and fresh milk, courtesy of the Guernsey Dairy, will be available to the Island’s older generation in celebration of this special day. The gesture aims to spread some Liberation Day cheer and highlight the Island’s appreciation of the sacrifices and hardships faced by the older generation during the Occupation.
Whilst hampers will be distributed to residential homes by Guernsey Post on Liberation Day, these individual hampers will be available for those aged 80 and over living in private accommodation or with family.
Eligible individuals or their carers will need to register to receive a hamper by emailing email@example.com or calling 01481 723191 between Tuesday 11 April to Monday 1 May 2023. (Calls and emails will not be monitored on bank holidays.)
One hamper can be claimed per household and will be available to collect from Beau Sejour on Monday 8 May between 9.30 – 13.00. The hampers will be given on a first come, first serve basis and only to those who register.
Deputy Sue Aldwell, Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘This is a lovely initiative to spread some joy this Liberation Day, which is such a significant time in our Island’s history. Thanks to the support of Collas Crill and Guernsey Dairy, those not living in residential homes will also be able to get into the Liberation Day spirit.’
Christian Hay, Guernsey Managing Partner of Collas Crill in Guernsey, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting these amazing hampers, which contain items which would have been rationed or unavailable during the Occupation. We hope they are enjoyed by members of our community who lived through the hardships of the Second World War.’
How to register
To register, islanders are asked to email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01481 723191: name of recipient, address, date of birth, contact details, and if applying on someone’s behalf, the name, telephone number and email address of the carer/family member.
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When collecting hampers, individuals or their carers or family members are required to bring proof of identity.
Sue Aldwell and Christian Hay