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Hinckley & Rugby staff help homeless this Christmas

Staff at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have donated more than a hundred useful everyday items to help homeless families when they move into a new home.

Society staff count up donations made by staff for the Collect for Christmas campaign

Sam Roberts and fellow jolly employees from the Society count up donations for the Collect for Christmas Campaign

Hinckley & Rugby has again taken part in the annual Collect for Christmas appeal run by the business volunteering charity Leicestershire Cares.

The Building Society is one of more than 25 member firms in Leicestershire Cares who are supporting the 2018 Collect for Christmas appeal, which this year is working with seven local charities and organisations that help the homeless.

A team from the Society with the many items donated by Society employees for the annual Collect for Christmas Campaign The crockery, tea towels, cutlery, dishcloths, kettles, toasters, mugs, pillows, bedding, towels, toiletries, kitchen utensils and more will be made up into starter packs to help people sleep, cook, eat and keep clean their next home.

The starter packs will be given to people and families to use in their kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms as they settle into refuges, hostels and new homes. Also included will be cuddly toys and night lights to help children feel safe and warm.

Alongside its staff members’ donations Hinckley & Rugby Building Society contributed £250 to buy some of the items on the appeal wish list.

Assistant training and service quality manager Sam Roberts, who helped organise the donations from her team, said:

“Christmas is a time when we should really try and think about those less fortunate and the collection was such an easy way to make a difference.

“We were all very happy to get behind the collection and support a really important cause affecting many local people.”

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