Christmas Charity Week
Posted on: December 22nd 2016   •    Posted in: Charity Work, Community

Christmas Charity Week at Havebury

Staff at Havebury Housing Partnership have been donating items to local charities Gatehouse and REACH Community Projects.

Christmas charity week has been a great success. With staff raising an impressive £516 for Crisis – a national charity for homeless people.

In a week-long challenge, Havebury set its’ employees the task of collecting as much food and household items as possible. These were to donate to two local charities.

  1. REACH Community Projects in Haverhill
  2. Gatehouse in Bury St Edmunds.

Almost 70kg of Christmas goodies are ready for Christmas meals and parcels across Suffolk.

The spirit continued throughout the week, with many Christmas themed events including;

  • A bake sale
  • Christmas jumper competition
  • ‘Dress Your Desk’ competition
  • A mega raffle that included 27 prizes.

Items in the raffle were donated by local companies including;

  • Glasswells
  • Abbeygate Cinema
  • Green Duck
  • Abbey Security

The week concluded with none other than Father Christmas calling into Havebury to deliver gifts and provide an opportunity to buy reindeer food for charity.

Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive at Havebury Housing Partnership, said: “The Havebury team are understandably extremely busy throughout the year, so it’s great that the staff could get behind our Christmas fundraising for local and national charities.”

A big thank you to local companies that generously donated items for our successful Christmas raffle.”

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