INSIGHT: Christmas Spirit Comes early to Oldham Solicitors
The Christmas Spirit has come early to staff at Pearson Solicitors in Oldham as they are busy doing extra shopping in the run up to December 25th in aid of the Oldham Food Bank.
Staff are popping one or two items into their weekly shop and collecting it together at the Queen Street offices ready to deliver to the food bank in time for the festive season.
All three of the law firm’s offices in Oldham, Ashton and Hollinwood, are taking part, with over 60 staff donating towards the charitable shop. A trolley push across the town centre is the being organised to deliver the festive foodstuffs.
The event is being organised by Pearson’s business development manager, Suzanne Wright, who said:
“I read a recent report saying that 12 families a day were visiting the Oldham foodbank and felt that it was something we could help with, even in a small way. With our own families it’s all too easy to get caught up in the exciting rush up to Christmas and we forget how lucky we all are. I thought this was great way to get staff involved in helping a worthy cause which is on our doorstep and quite an easy one to achieve by just remembering others when they do their weekly shops.
“We all like to treat our families to a few extra luxuries at Christmas time, but for many people just having basic foods is a luxury and I wanted to be able to help out at this special time of year and hopefully make someone else’s Christmas that little bit more special.”
Nationally foodbanks are getting busier and some have reported a shocking 163% rise on the numbers helped in the previous financial year.
Despite signs of economic recovery, the poorest have seen incomes squeezed even more than last year, reports The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest foodbank network.Subscribe to our newsletter
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