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Christmas Calendars donated to local foodbanks

Published 6 December 2019

Advent calendars have been handed out by the Cash Wise and Central Debt teams ready for Christmas.

Both teams visited the foodbanks in the district handing out sweet-filled calendars, ready to give to families who would be struggling this Christmas.

The Debt team raised funds to donate their calendars to the Knottingley Foodbank and the Cash wise team alongside the Engagement Team and partner Howdens, all worked together to hand over the chocolate treat to various foodbanks across the area. 

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Team Leader said: “Working in partnership with our local Howdens, we distributed over 350 Advent calendars to our local foodbanks, who work tirelessly to support people in the district who are struggling financially. It was fantastic to be able to donate the calendars to support families during the festive period.”

Karen Jarvis, Business Planning Officer said: “We are really happy to support the festive donations to the food bank. Local food bank’s work hard to ensure people in the district don’t go without food, especially over the Christmas period and the calendars are a real treat for children to help keep the Christmas magic alive during difficult times.”

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Bulbs help to grow community spirit
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Bulbs help to grow community spirit

Published 27 October 2014

 

 

Normanton Common Primary School pupils swapped their desks for a digging session in a communal garden fronting WDH bungalows in nearby Benson Lane.

Nine students from Year 6 joined their Learning Mentor Shanne Evans, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Claire Secker and resident Kate Ingram to tuck 20 tulip bulbs and 250 daffodil bulbs under shrubs and trees, adding mulch to protect the plants from frost over the winter.

 

The pupils – seven girls and two boys – will return in the spring to see the flowers in bloom as part of a joint venture between the school and WDH to encourage the children to have pride in their community, foster good relationships with the bungalows’ residents and show the youngsters the range of skills needed in different kinds of employment.

Residents paid for the bulbs, which Kate showed the children how to plant successfully, while Stephen Haycock, Katie Hopkinson and James Durrow from contractors Sodexo lent a hand with wheelbarrows full of mulch.

Claire said: “The children get an opportunity to see what jobs are out there while building relationships with residents and taking pride in what they are doing.”

 

 

 

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