As the festive period grew closer, we explored new ways to help those in need and ensure that as many people as possible get the magical Christmas they deserve.
Over the past month, our team has been bringing non-perishable food items such as soup, cereal, and crisps for us to donate to the local food bank.
At the weekend, we delivered all the food donations to a food bank run by the charity Every Family Counts. The scheme is based at Low Hill Nursery School and aims to provide food for families in need at the school and around the Wolverhampton area.
The food bank is open every Wednesday and Thursday at Low Hill Nursery School, Low Hill.
How you can get involved
The scheme is always looking for additional donations to help provide nutritionally balanced meals to children and their families. If you would like to donate or find out more about the scheme, please click here.
This year, our head office staff decided to support Derek’s Tree Charity instead of doing Secret Santa.
Derek’s Tree is a long-running charity in Burton which brings joy to thousands of youngsters every year.
Derek Liddle, now aged 82, launched the scheme from his Branston living room back in 1995 and has since won the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for his efforts.
The scheme was set up to ensure disadvantaged children in the local area receive a gift at Christmas just as much as everybody else.
At the weekend, we delivered the presents to the very busy folk at Derek’s Tree on their last weekend of trying to make sure there was a present for every child on the list.
Volunteers will deliver the presents to children in the area during the run-up to Christmas day.
We’re pleased to support such a meaningful charity and are delighted to help disadvantaged children benefit from a bit of extra Christmas cheer this year.
If you’d like to read more about Derek’s Tree, or find out how you can get involved, head to their Facebook Page here.