Every year when Christmas arrives, Yorkshire Water employees dig deep to make sure vulnerable people don’t go hungry and true to what is becoming a real tradition, this year was no exception.
The company continues to support food banks and homeless charities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, doing it again last Christmas. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Water employees and those from its sister company, Loop, made sure that donations poured in with contributions of food supplies and Christmas food items.
Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, accompanied Yorkshire Water’s Steve Grant to deliver some ‘Christmas cheer’ to St George’s Crypt on Friday 16 December 2016.
St George’s Crypt is a charity based in the centre of Leeds, working with homeless people, the vulnerable and those who suffer from addiction. Volunteers and staff at the Crypt offer these vulnerable people things many of us very easily take for granted, such as beds, washing facilities, food and clothes. They also offer a caring, friendly ear, some support, counselling and prayer.
Martin Patterson, Development Director for St George’s Crypt said; “We’re all celebrating at this time of year but Christmas can be a very lonely time for some. Donations of food and just knowing that people care can really make a difference to people who are struggling with life, money and other problems.”
Charities in Knottingley, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Pontefract, Bradford and Knaresborough will also benefit from donations of food from Yorkshire Water staff.