Staff lend a hand at The Gathering Place Dec 08, 2021

Staff lend a hand at The Gathering Place

Christians Together Calderdale gained more volunteers in the run up to Christmas as our staff helped the charity support vulnerable people ahead of Christmas.

Our staff helped out at The Gathering Place this week to prepare accommodation and the food bank for disadvantaged people who may require help in the coming months.

The team pulled together to donate food such as tinned vegetables, beans and soup to the support The Gathering Place’s food bank service available on Fridays for families and Saturdays for individuals.

The assistance from eight employees over two days is part of our pledge to help the local communities in which we work.

Rebecca Dixon, who oversaw the work by volunteers, explained:

“As we approach Christmas it is vital that we can offer various forms of support for families and people in vulnerable circumstances.

“We were very grateful when YES Energy Solutions approached us to help in any way possible as we rely so heavily on volunteers and there is so much more to do at this time of year in the lead up to Christmas.

“The team from YES Energy Solutions have given a huge helping hand with making all the preparations for it so that we can offer as much as we can to those who we support so we can’t thank them, or our regular volunteers, enough for giving their time.”

Allison Welsh, employee at YES Energy Solutions said:

“I was willing to help out because I understand what a difficult time of year it can be without good housing and good meals.

“It was great how we were able to roll up our sleeves and come together as a team for a cause that is definitely worth supporting and I was glad I could give something back.”

One of the projects which Christians Together Calderdale run is the Food and Support Drop-In at New Ebeneezer Church in Halifax and are asking for tinned / dried food donations to be dropped off on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Find out more about how to donate on their website.

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