• Selection Box Appeal


Winns Help Make Winter Warmer This Christmas

Winns are proud to have participated in this year’s Making Winter Warmer Selection Box Appeal. Staff have been rallying around to contribute as many selection boxes and chocolate gifts as possible to donate to the cause, which was organised by the Making Winter Warmer community group.

The aim of the Selection Box Appeal, is to spread some festive spirit among the homeless community, and give as many people as possible something to open on Christmas Day. For many, this festive season will be a lonely time of year, and the Selection Box Appeal is a great way to let someone who’s less fortunate than yourself know you’re thinking of them and to spread the Christmas cheer just that little bit further.

Digital Marketing Manager, Amy Thompson, said: “I’m thrilled with the participation from the team here at Winns. Staff from all different departments got involved this year and we managed to donate more than 70 selection boxes to people less fortunate than ourselves.

“We’re always keen to get involved with charity work, and endeavour to help with as many local and national causes as we can – especially during the festive season. We’re happy to be making a difference, however big or small, in the lives of those who are in need, and we hope others will get involved too and back this great, North East cause.”

The Making Winter Warmer project, which is run solely by volunteers, was set up to help people who are living on the streets in the North East. They collect donations to create rucksacks filled with warm clothing, food, toiletries, sleeping bags and other necessities to aid those who are sleeping rough. The work of the Making Winter Warmer group has such a huge impact on the quality of life of the homeless community who receive these donations, and we kindly urge you to give anything you can to help someone in need this Christmas.

If you’re able to donate anything at all, be it food, clothing, sleeping bags or monetary donations, visit the Making Winter Warmer Facebook group for more information and to find out where your nearest collection point is.