AstraZeneca bring Christmas cheer to The Market Place

Published: 21 December 2016

South Liverpool-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have added a little Christmas cheer to local people’s shopping baskets at The Market Place this week.

The company kindly donated £300 to South Liverpool Homes’ community shop, to spend on Christmas treats to add to members’ regular weekly shopping.

Every customer who attends during the festive period will be able to get their usual shop, which aims to provide around £15 of shopping for just £2.50, plus a selection of festive luxuries.

The Market Place is an initiative of South Liverpool Homes and opened in October 2016. The shop, located on Western Avenue, Speke links with food charity FareShare and other local food and household goods suppliers and has attracted over 100 members from the local community.

The shop is one of a range of measures that South Liverpool Homes has put in place to help residents deal with the effects of welfare reform, alongside our Benefits Advice and Affordable Living teams.

“We’re grateful that AstraZeneca have made this kind donation to The Market Place,” said project team member Chris Halliday.

“The Market Place is all about helping people in our community access essential food and household goods so it’s nice to add in some Christmas luxuries that members may not be able to afford.”

The Market Place operates on a membership basis and is available to tenants of South Liverpool Homes who are on a low income. So far, 125 tenants have signed up to become members.

Find out more about The Market Place