Stores help out charity

Crisis volunteers Louise Wennington, Andrew McCormick and  Linda McCulloch getting the party food from the Co-operative's Robert Henderson and Kevin Haefner.
Crisis volunteers Louise Wennington, Andrew McCormick and Linda McCulloch getting the party food from the Co-operative's Robert Henderson and Kevin Haefner.

Kind-hearted staff at 50 Co-op food stores throughout the region – including Blyth – are supporting the homeless charity Crisis.

The staff have been doing various festive activities as part of the campaign such as wearing funny Christmas jumpers and running competitions to encourage donations from the public, with all money raised going to Crisis Skylight Newcastle training centre.

Nicola Wylde, co-operative and membership officer for the Co-operative, said: “We are a community retailer and it is important for us to support local initiatives and encourage our customers to do the same.

“Crisis is a great charity doing fantastic work to help homeless people get their lives back on track and we are pleased to be able to play our part in its Christmas appeal.”

“Through our customers and members we are at the heart of local communities and therefore able to make it easy for people to call in near their homes and make a donation.”

More information on the Crisis Christmas Party campaign is available on www.crisis.org.uk/christmasparty