❤️LONG *THANK YOU* POST ALERT!❤️ Further to all of the many thank you posts we have put up lately, this is the last one this year, and a very important one indeed!
Every year, Acorns is always pleased to receive and distribute what is always a huge donation of Christmas gifts from the staff at Benton Park View offices in Longbenton, to the families that access our services.
This year, we have seen higher levels of need than ever before. Some people have lost their jobs and livelihoods, and having children at home for the majority of the year has put added pressures on parents at a very uncertain time. We are not out of the woods yet, and we are seeing increasingly high level of referrals into the service as domestic abuse incidents increase, caused in part by the effects of constant lockdowns and restrictions. As such, support such as this - Nearly £2000 worth of Christmas gifts for all ages! - is hugely needed and appreciated.
We would like to send a particular thank you and recognition to Alison, who organises this each year, and her colleague Laura, who have gone to great lengths to adapt their usual gift collection in a way that fits around home working and the restrictions we are under, to great success – Alison, we are also totally honoured to receive an additional £500 from you and your family, from the collection from your Grandmother’s funeral this week, and we will make sure this goes to the children who need it most, in her name.
Your support is massively appreciated, and you should all feel proud of the amazing work you do. There will be some extra-happy families this Christmas because of you all!
From all of our emotional, grateful staff team - thank you everyone who has supported us this year, you are all amazing and we couldn't do what we do without you ❤️ #communityspirit #grateful #thankyou ...
CAN WE JUST SAY A HUGE thank you to Alistair, Director of our IT services provider synthesis-it.co.uk/ who has been unable to carry out his usual festive client visits this year due to the restrictions, and instead has donated his entire corporate Christmas gift budget to Acorns, a huge £525!!! Your support is massively appreciated and we can't thank you enough! 🎄🤩🥳💃 #grateful #community #notjustanotherITcompany ...
AAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH to Linskill Nursery for your fundraising efforts! We are receiving referrals at our highest ever rates, every penny will go towards providing our services for local families affected by domestic abuse, which are sadly now needed more than ever - the generosity of our community never fails to impress and humble us! #grateful #communityspirit #communityThe Christmas Raffle draw has raised £108 for the Acorns Project. A big thank you to Linskill Nursery, North Shields for organising the raffle and prize donations. The prize draw took place this morning and below are the winning ticket numbers for these fabulous hampers. Many thanks to all those who bought raffle tickets to support this worthy cause.:
Toy Hamper 561 (collect from nursery) Drinks Hamper 386 (claimed) Food Hamper 231 (collect from reception) Pamper Hamper 406 (collect from reception)