Council Workers Dig Deep for Christmas CharitiesPublished Friday, 16 December 2016
Kind-Hearted council workers have collected Christmas toys and festive food for two local charities.
Ribble Valley Borough Council staff pulled out the stops for the Salvation Army Toy Appeal and Ribble Valley Food Bank after a rallying call from the council’s UNISON convener Linda Boyer.
They have donated dozens of presents for babies, young children and teenagers, including books, jigsaw puzzles, lots of Lego and a spiffing SpongeBob.
They have also donated a feast of festive fare to the Ribble Valley Food Bank, including sweets, puddings, teabags and essential household items.
Linda Boyer said: “The local UNISON branch decided to support two charities this Christmas, the Salvation Army Toy Appeal and the Ribble Valley Food Bank.
“I put out a call to council colleagues to spare a thought for those who will be struggling this Christmas and have been bowled over by the response.
“I have received hundreds of items, including toys, toiletries and food, and will be handing them over to the two charities over the coming days.
“Thank you to council colleagues once again for their generosity.”