Accent's appeal helps to spread Christmas cheer
Published by Heather Jacklin for Accent Group in Housing
Some of the food items donated to Accent's Christmas appeal
Accent's Christmas appeal in the North East region is helping to support vulnerable and isolated residents this Christmas with donations of food, gifts and toys.
Accent staff and volunteers have donated items and their efforts make up and deliver the donations to residents who may not have even have basic essentials this Christmas, or who are unlikely to receive any gifts or support.
The Mayor of Middlesbrough Mr Ray Mallon said: “The appeal by Accent shows true Christmas spirit and is to be commended. It is heartening to see and I wish the association every success in its efforts, which I am sure will make a real difference to those in receipt of its generosity."
Accent’s Tenancy Sustainability Manager Michael Fishwick said: “We work closely with our residents to provide them with the services and support they need. All too often, we are now seeing a lack of even the basic living essentials we take for granted, with little or no means of getting them. Although we have been supporting local food banks for many years, this is our own first appeal, and it has been a real success. We’ve managed to support over 50 households across the region, all thanks to the support and kindness of everyone who donated, nominated and got involved.”
“We will continue to keep our donation boxes open in our Middlesbrough and Blackhall offices in the New Year, and will gladly welcome any useful items in good condition”