Walsall Tenants Deliver Christmas Cheer to Local Children's Homes
Published by Helen Zatte for Watmos Community Homes in Housing and also in Communities
Chair of Chuckery Tenant Management Organisation Ian Wrighton is helping make sure youngsters in children’s homes get a gift this Christmas as part of the Watmos Giving Tree scheme.
Generous tenants and staff at aWalsallhousing association have dug deep to make sure youngsters at children’s homes have piles of presents this Christmas.
Watmos Community Homes and its eightWalsallestates have donated money to buy gifts which will be delivered to five children’s homes in the town.
The tenant-run housing group’s charity scheme, called Watmos Giving Tree, is now in its fifth year and aims to make sure every child at the homes it is supporting gets a gift to open on Christmas Day.
Chairman of Watmos Community Homes Glenn Martin said: “We are a local housing association whose residents enjoy giving back to the community.
“This is a wonderful scheme to be part of, especially at this time of year when there are many people who are less fortunate than ourselves.”
Donations have come from Avenues,Burrowes Street, Chuckery, Delves East, Delves West, Leamore, Sandbank and Twin Crescents Tenant Management Organisations, the eight estates which founded Watmos in 2003.
And the Watmos head office inLichfield Streethas also supported the Giving Tree scheme.
Watmos Community Homes became theUK’s first tenant-led housing association 10 years ago after 1,750 homes were transferred to Watmos from Walsall Council.
For more information please contact Jane Thomas, Watmos Community Homes, on 07582 130266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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