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GWP teams up with second local charity to spread Christmas cheer

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Matt Dobson: Last Updated 27th March 2024
Posted In: Community / Charity | Company News xx 31179

Supporting the Cirencester Round Table

GWP donates packaging to local charity for Christmas project

GWP has again helped to spread Christmas cheer this year by donating hundreds of boxes to a local group.

The Cirencester Round Table approached GWP for help distributing Christmas food parcels to disadvantaged families. To assist, we donated more than 200 boxes for the group to pack with festive food, which they then delivered around Cirencester on 23 December.

The initiative is one of many that the group runs to support the local community and charities.

Cardboard boxes with stickers
The corrugated packaging donated by GWP to Cirencester Round Table charity.

About Cirencester Round Table

Cirencester Round Table is a local group of men between 18 and 45, who meet regularly to have fun, socialise, take part in unusual activities and raise funds for charity. There are 300 “Tables” throughout the UK, who raise more than £4million a year and volunteer over 160,000 hours.

The Christmas initiative was organised by Cirencester & District Round Table treasurer, James Macpherson alongside fellow members Chris Hill and Josh Toomer.

Cirencester round table volunteers
Volunteers packing the hampers distributed by the charity.

James commented:

We recognise there are a lot of individuals who have been impacted by rising prices and other challenges across the last twelve months and wanted to do something tangible to support them.

He added:

We are extremely grateful to all the organisations who supported us, particularly GWP for donating the boxes, but also The Salvation Army, without which we could not have identified the individuals who could best benefit from our support.

Helping the local community

Besides supplying boxes to the Cirencester Round Table, GWP has helped several charities and groups this Christmas.

The protective packaging manufacturer, part of Macfarlane Packaging, provided hundreds of boxes to the Bristol-based Marmalade Trust charity. The charity used the donated packs as hampers, filling them with treats and giving them to people experiencing loneliness.

GWP has also sponsored the Cricklade band. Staff raised funds by participating in the national Christmas Jumper Day, and they have provided extensive support to Swindon Foodbank over many years.

Volunteers packing Christmas hampers
Marmalade Trust volunteers packing the GWP donated boxes with festive goodies.

David Mason, Sales Director at GWP, commented:

When Cirencester Round Table approached us, we were more than happy to help. The expectations around Christmas can amplify financial worries, but the initiative the guys undertook will have made a significant difference to many people in the local area.

Ruth Cook, Managing Director at GWP, added:

As a business, we understand that supporting local groups and charities is important. We are proud to be able to help organisations such as The Cirencester Roundtable and Marmalade Trust.

Find out more

For further information on The Cirencester Round Table, their events, activities, and how you can get involved, please visit

Alternatively, please view the news section of this website for further details of our support for local charities and community groups.

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Matt Dobson, GWP Group Marketing Manager

Matt Dobson

Marketing Manager | GWP Group

Matt has worked in the packaging industry for over 10 years, having joined GWP Group as Marketing Executive in 2012.
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