Bulging sacks of festive goodwill to help Sheffield hospice

Yorkshire Bank staff queue up with bags of items for St Luke's Charity Shop.
Yorkshire Bank staff queue up with bags of items for St Luke's Charity Shop.
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Generous staff at Yorkshire Bank in Sheffield got into the festive spirit delivering sacks of donated items to help stock up a charity shop ahead of the Christmas season.

The team at the Haymarket branch have been collecting unwanted items for St Luke’s Hospice as part of the bank’s annual festive fundraising campaign for its longstanding official charity partner, Help the Hospices.

Employees have already collected three large bags of stock, which include clothes, books and toys.

Each bag of items can be worth up to £25 to hospice charity shops, helping to provide vital funds for hospice care for people across Sheffield as well as support for their friends, family and carers.

Diane Cotton, manager at Yorkshire Bank in Sheffield said: “It’s been great for the team to be involved in the Help the Hospices charity shop campaign this year.

“It’s given us all the excuse to have a clear-out before Christmas and it’s fantastic to know what a significant contribution our unwanted things can really make.

“It’s always a pleasure to give something back to local community projects.”

St Luke’s Hospice, based in Whirlow, Sheffield, runs 10 charity shops throughout the region.

The charity’s retail development manager, Darren Sterling, said “We are delighted that Yorkshire Bank has chosen to raise awareness of the importance of charity shop donations this year.

“Without people’s generous donations of unwanted items, we’re not able to meet the growing demand on our network of hospice charity shops, so we’re thrilled to receive the latest delivery of stock.”