Local children in need and vulnerable people enjoyed a merry Christmas thanks to donations from Grampian Housing Association.
Cash for presents and food parcels was donated to the Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas Appeal and Somebody Cares, which both support disadvantaged people and families in the North East.
As well as contributing the cash equivalent of buying a gift for a child, staff were inspired to organise a Christmas jumper day and raffle to raise extra money.
Grampian Housing Association agreed to match the £450 raised so £900 was donated to Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas Appeal, which helped to ensure that children in Deeside, Donside and the rest of the North East enjoyed a happy Christmas.
A further donation of £450 worth of food and toiletries was made to Somebody Cares. The charity was delighted to receive 60 bags of groceries, which provided at least 30 food parcels to people most in need over the festive season.
Jenny Taylor from Somebody Cares said: “We are overwhelmed by this donation and thank Grampian Housing Association for responding to our increase in demand for food .”
Nicola Cope, charity co-ordinator, said: “This year MFR Cash for Kids Mission Christmas reached new highs for all the wrong reasons. We had more children than ever who were going to wake up with no Christmas presents. Thanks to the generosity of companies like Grampian Housing Association we are delighted to say that we managed to give every one of those children presents to open on Christmas morning.”