Spreading Christmas cheer in the community

We’ve been working with a variety of local schools, businesses and good causes to spread some Christmas cheer.

It’s a tradition here at Coombs, in the first week of December, to raise a Christmas tree on the front of the building to herald the Yule tide. Many local people have commented over the years that as soon as they see the tree up they know Christmas is coming.

Every year we purchase our tree from Nash’s Farm near Nonigton who raise all the trees totally for charity. Last year they raised an amazing £11,000 showing great commitment and dedication. All donations are shared between 50 local parishes and nearly 25 charities .

This year we were approached by Whitstable Junior School who asked if we could help with a tree for the school. We were delighted to oblige and it proved a great success and it was lovely to see the smiling faces.

We have a Corporate Social Responsibility pledge, going that extra mile as with Whitstable Juniors who are just one of the many schools and businesses we work very closely with. We take our responsibility to the community and to our clients very seriously, we have been part of the Wincheap landscape for well over 30 years.

As part of our commitment to supporting our local community, when we were invited by the Wincheap Society to take part in their Christmas Window Competition we teamed up with Wincheap Primary School and Little Hands Nursery to create festive scenes for our main entrance.The school children all worked really hard making snowflakes for the competition and were very enthusiastic in this task. Every child who took part received a congratulatory Certificate.

The Children’s Centre created a very festive picture featuring some of the children who participated (we were told some children left wearing more glitter than the picture itself) Even the teachers, mums and dads were involved in creating a Christmas tree display!

Coombs are very proud of our relationship with local businesses and schools and are happy that we have collaborated on these projects and look forward to many more in the New Year.