Around Christmas each year, Yorkshire Water employees dig deep to ensure vulnerable people don’t go hungry and last year was no different.
The company remains committed to supporting food banks and homeless charities in the Humber and Yorkshire region, having done it again last Christmas. Donations of basic food supplies and Christmas food items poured in from kind-hearted employees of Yorkshire Water and from its sister company, Loop.
Leeds Central Member of Parliament, Hilary Benn, accompanied Steve Grant from Yorkshire Water 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 and they work with the vulnerable, homeless and people suffering from addiction. Volunteers and staff at the Crypt offer these vulnerable people some of the things most of us take for granted; beds, food, washing facilities and clothes. They also offer up a caring ear, friendly support, prayer and counselling.
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 Pontefract, Knottingley, Brighouse, Huddersfield, Bradford and Knaresborough also benefit from donations of food from Yorkshire Water staff.