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How this Preston business is helping those in need this Christmas

Posted on - 2nd December, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Christmas, Food & Drink

Capita is based at Tulketh Mill

Christmas is a time of giving, and for employees at Capita, part of the Dixon’s Carphone contract at Tulketh Mill, they are getting into the Christmas spirit this year by doing something good for charity.

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Focusing their efforts on helping the community, and giving to those in need, this Christmas the company will be making a collection of food items to donate to a local church, along with getting involved with Rock FM’s Mission Christmas Appeal.

The company has helped out with the Mission Christmas appeal for the past two year, but this will be the first time they make food hampers for those in need.

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As part of Rock FM’s Mission Christmas Appeal, around 400-500 employees at Capita are helping out by donating gifts and gathering a money collection, which will go towards buying gifts, to be donated to children in the community who are living in poverty.

Rock Fm’s Mission Christmas 2016 raised over £800,000 in gifts and cash, helping 15,700 local children, and this year they would like to help more.

Capita employees have a target of raising £1000, and Operations Director Paul Greenwood has promised to match this if it is raised.

Each individual team at Capita are also working hard to create food hampers for the homeless, by making collections of tinned food, pasta and other goods.

These will be donated to Wycliffe Church in Ashton on Thursday 7 December.

The church offers support and a food bank to many people of all walks of life, both in the Ashton area, and outside, so the hampers will be going to those who are without a home.

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Emma Whitemoss, Capita employee, said: “We wanted to do something good this Christmas.

“This is our first year of creating hampers, and we will be doing the same next year.

“Every team in the office is helping out, and we will be donating the hampers to Wycliffe Church to go towards the homeless.

“We are also buying and donating gifts for Rock FM’s Mission Christmas.

“When we have all the gifts, we will go down to the distribution centre on 18 December to donate them and to see what we can do to help out.”

Do you know Wycliffe Church? Are you getting involved with any charities this Christmas time? Let us know in the comments below

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