The annual festive cheer compels Yorkshire Water employees to dig deep in a bid to make sure vulnerable people don’t go hungry at Christmas and last year was no different.
The Yorkshire and Humber region was targeted by the company to provide support to food banks and homeless charities again this past Christmas. Donations of basic food supplies and Christmas food items have flooded in from kind-hearted employees of Yorkshire Water and from its sister company, Loop.
Sarah Shaw from Yorkshire Water was accompanied by Craig Whittaker, Member of Parliament for the Calder Valley to deliver some much-needed ‘Christmas cheer’ to BASH on Friday 16 December, 2016. BASH supports homeless and vulnerably housed people in the local community by providing food, drink and clothing. They also offer a signposting service to services or charities that can help those struggling with homelessness, money management, debt, and alcohol or drug dependency.
Alison Mitchell, Chief Executive of BASH, commented: “Knowing that other people care too can really make a difference to people who are struggling with life, money and other problems at this time of year. All the food we’ve received today will be given people who really need a helping hand at Christmas.”
Food banks located in Knottingley, Pontefract, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Harrogate are also earmarked to benefit from donations of food from Yorkshire Water staff.
Additionally, Airedale Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital make up the children’s wards of three hospitals which will be getting selection boxes delivered to them as well.