Stockport Council is thanking kind-hearted residents and businesses across the borough for their generous donations over the festive period for needy families.
Donations flooded in to the Council’s Early Help and Prevention and Social Care services teams and included food hampers/ parcels, gift bags with toiletries, toys, vouchers/money and pantomime tickets.
Council Family Support Workers and Social Workers then arranged for these donations to be given to families and care leavers from Stockport over the Christmas period.
- 118 high quality hampers donated by seven local churches in the Stockport area and co-ordinated by Hazel Grove Baptist Church.
- 70 food parcels and 50 gift bags containing toiletries donated by the Salvation Army based at Cheadle Heath.
- Over £3,500 was donated by local charity JustforKIC@X. The money was used to provide toys for 153 families.
- Stockport Plaza donated 100 Christmas pantomime tickets.
- Toys donated from The Big Storage toy appeal.
Councillor Kevin Dowling, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “I would like to thank all the residents, organisations and businesses for their generous donations. It is very heart-warming to see the Stockport community pull together in this way and make a real difference to the lives of less fortunate families over the Christmas period. The generosity was overwhelming and was greatly received by the families.”