Every year at Christmas time, Yorkshire Water employees dig deep to ensure vulnerable members of the community don’t have to go hungry. Last year was no exception.
The company targeted the Yorkshire and Humber region to pledge their support to food banks and homeless charities again this past Christmas. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Water employees poured in donations of food supplies along with Christmas food items, as well as sister company employees — Loop.
Member of Parliament for the Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker, accompanied Sarah Shaw from Yorkshire Water to deliver some ‘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 in Pontefract, Leeds, Bradford, Knottingley, Harrogate and Huddersfield have also been nominated to benefit from the food donations from Yorkshire Water staff.
Children’s wards of three hospitals will also be getting delivery of selection boxes, namely; Airedale Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.