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Dunelm Preston shoppers help 50 in-need families beat summer holiday boredom

Posted on - 28th August, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
One of the donations made on behalf of Dunelm

Shoppers at Dunelm in Preston have donate more than 50 gift packs to children during the summer holidays.

Staff at the Preston Dunelm branch at the Capitol Centre partnered with city charity Here For Humanity.

The Delivering Joy Campaign saw hand-made bags filled with toys, games and books all donated by customers with the aim of keeping children entertained over the summer months.

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Store manager Mark Lynch said: We can’t thank the local community enough for their generous donations. We’re delighted that we’re able to help children in Preston who are in need, and we hope that the fantastic gifts donated keep the children entertained this summer.”

The packs of gifts donated by Dunelm shoppers

Here for Humanity identified families in need of the gift packs and they were delivered by Preston City Ghostbusters.

Chris Murray of Here For Humanity said: “We’re so grateful to the local community and Dunelm team for their kind contributions, I’m sure they will make some children’s summers a little easier and full of a lot of joy.”

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