WARRINGTON-based housing provider Your Housing helped to put food on the table for the town’s less fortunate this Christmas thanks to a large donation of food parcels.
Part of the money Your Housing Group staff paid for their Christmas lunches at their Birchwood headquarters helped raise funds to buy food for the town’s Salvation Army volunteers to distribute to struggling families and individuals.
The Salvation Army in Academy Street runs a breakfast club three days a week, day care sessions for the elderly four days a week, and works with others agencies on providing food parcels and other support to vulnerable people.
Community Assistant Eva Ledson said: “This and donations like it mean a lot to us and so much to the people that depend on our support.
“Typically in any week we provide food for between 20 and 40 people and, of course, at Christmas time people’s situations can be particularly acute.
“When we helped a local mum so she could give her children something for Christmas, she burst into tears and said, ‘You’ve just saved our Christmas.’
“It’s easy to take things for granted but not everyone is so fortunate.”
Between 2015 and 2016 Your Housing Group invested more than £600,000 in projects aimed at younger and older generations and schemes delivering employment opportunities and skills training.
The Salvation Army works throughout the year to provide compassionate support, a listening ear and practical help to people who are vulnerable and/or in need.
The Salvation Army is always looking for donations and volunteers. If you can help in any way please call 01925 415000.
Pic caption: Your Housing Group’s from left: Wayne Lynch, Sonia Hachula-Elsworth, Pauline Bowden, Andrew Edwards and Darren Hardie.