Netherfield gift children early festive cheer
A year of tenacious fundraising culminated in smiles on the faces of 200 local youngsters as a team from our Netherfield branch gifted them all an early Christmas present.
They attended a Christmas party at nearby St. George’s Community Centre and gave out the gifts to children as part of the event, which also included a disco and the switching on of the annual festive lights.
The presents were bought with over £400 raised by the branch throughout 2016 with a series of charitable events and by securing a generous donation from the county council.
We already have strong links with the St. George’s Centre - staff visit there to network with local people on a regular basis and have even helped out with washing up at lunchtimes!
Netherfield customer reviewer Emma Weisz said: “We’ve established a really strong relationship with the community centre over the course of the year so it was great to go along to the Christmas party and do our bit to bring some early festive cheer to so many local youngsters.
“It is thanks to some very dedicated fundraising work here at the branch and of course the extremely generous donations of our customers - as well as the brilliant donation from the county council - that enabled us to give out 200 presents on what was a fabulous night.”