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Poundworld spreads Christmas joy for Halifax young people

06 January 2014

Yorkshire family-run business Poundworld has spread a bit of festive cheer for one Halifax organisation with a huge donation of Christmas goodies.

Thanks to charitable donations from the discount retailer, Leaving Care Service in Halifax was able to provide a special Christmas meal for youngsters who are transitioning out of care. The Christmas festivities took place on 18th December and were attended by a number of our young people aged 16-24 who depend on the service in order to be able to celebrate Christmas.

Gifts of chocolates, sweets, winter hats and toys were greatly received by the youngsters – some of whom have their own young children to look after.

Tammy Thomson, team manager at Leaving Care Service in Halifax, commented: “The generosity and support we’ve been shown from Poundworld really is fantastic.

“Our young people are living independently and many of them don’t have family to be with at this time of year so to be able to put on something like this really makes a difference.

“We’ve been able to host a great Christmas celebration for our youngsters and we’d like to thank Poundworld for their help in doing so.”

Youngster Female aged 16 added: “I am delighted with my gifts”

The Leaving Care Service in Halifax is run by Prospects on behalf of Calderdale Council and works with young people in the District who have been in care and are moving on to independence.

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