Coun Tracey Carter and Chosen’s Samantha Flavell.

Say thank you with a hamper

A district councillor and a charity worker have clubbed together to create a great way to say ‘thank you’.

Coun Tracey Carter and Chosen charity manager Samantha Flavell have joined forces this month to launch ‘Pamper Hampers’.

Tracey said the concept was developed between them over the Christmas period. She said they both noticed “how generous local people were to help those who needed assistance with food hampers and toys for children, which she said helped those people enjoy Christmas a little more which was heart warming”.

Sam and Tracey also realised though that there were a number of people who didn’t fit into those categories that received gifts, yet they felt really deserved a special treat, so pamper hampers was born.

“For example, the lady who helps her husband daily with tasks like washing and changing, while still managing the house, cooking and cleaning and having literally no time or thoughts to their own needs. That person would be perfect to receive a pamper hamper from us,” Sam said.

They are asking residents to nominate people to receive a hamper by completing a form which can be collected from either Chosen charity shop or by requesting one via email from

Once the forms are completed and returned, both Tracey and Sam will process the nomination and if successful they will deliver a free hamper, personalised to their likes and interests, on their birthday.

“Appreciation, a few moments for yourself and a small surprise gift are all important pieces of the jigsaw to ensure good mental health and wellbeing, particularly to someone who has had a really tough few months or who has little time or money to treat themselves,” Tracey added.

For more information, call Tracey on 07719 189528.

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