Optivo Contractor spreads Christmas Joy!


21 December 20202020 has been a particularly tough year. But one of our property surveyor contractors, Faithorn, Farrell & Timms (FFT), have gone the extra mile to help residents this Christmas.

FFT are helping to make Christmas 2020 a little better for residents. As part of their Social Value offer, they’ve been busy putting together 250 wash bags and 30 art kits. These goodies have a combined value of a whopping £2800!

The art kits are making their way to children living in domestic abuse refuges this Christmas via Optivo’s Fresh Visions Thrive project. Some of the wash bags will be heading to refuges too- providing much needed self-care for the women survivors of abuse.

The remaining wash bags are being distributed to some of our more vulnerable residents, through Social Impact Health & Wellbeing and Heart of Sidley projects.

But, FFT’s generosity doesn’t end there! They’ve donated their Christmas party budget to good causes this year, and they’re funding enough vegetables for a healthy Christmas dinner for 70 of our households! That’s 70 families well fed.

Throughout the year, they’ve helped us deliver incredible social value throughout 2020, from helping residents build their confidence for job interviews, to funding kickboxing for vulnerable youth.
Project Coordinator for Partnerships and Social Value says:

Faithorn, Farrell & Timms have been exceptional this year. 2020 has been the toughest year many of us can remember. FFT really care about helping Optivo communities, and we’ve been able to reach so many more people thanks to them. Social Value really does make all the difference our residents, and we’re already shaping the FFT offer for next year- so watch this space”