Christmas appeal

Our staff responded with enormous kindness to our annual Christmas foodbank and toy appeal.

Hundreds of pounds worth of food and toiletries have been donated to the foodbanks in Stockton, Hartlepool and Billingham, while the Hartlepool and Stockton branches of the Salvation Army have both received van loads of toys.

Christmas appeal - Volunteer Colin Ogden with some donated goodies

The appeal was co-ordinated by the Trust’s communications and marketing team and the volunteer service who collected and distributed the toys.

Local businesses, such as Lidl in Brenda Road, Hartlepool, and Hartlepool Power Station also joined in with kind donations.

Christmas appeal - Staff at Lidl in Hartlepool

Barbara Bright, director of corporate affairs and chief of staff, commented: “This is the second time we’ve ran our Christmas appeal and our staff have been incredibly generous with their donations.

“We all hope the food and gifts will make Christmas more enjoyable for those in most need in our communities.”

The Trust collects for the local foodbanks all year round, with a specific drive at Christmas.

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