Tenants and residents in Sheffield have teamed up to raise cash and donate gifts to vulnerable children this Christmas.
For the last two years, a campaign asking Sheffield Council staff to donate gifts to children in supported housing has been run by the authority’s supported housing service, which provides temporary accommodation for vulnerable families.
This year, the campaign was put to 11 tenants and residents associations across the city – and Tara members put on coffee mornings and donated cash and presents, raising more than £600.
Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “We are fortunate in Sheffield to have incredibly compassionate and caring communities.
“Every child deserves a present at Christmas and I’d like to thank the Taras for their generosity.”
Tina Wright, secretary of Brindley Tara, Norton Lees, which raised £85 at a coffee morning, said: “We don’t want any children to unnecessarily suffer, especially at Christmas, and will be looking to get involved every year as we think it’s a great initiative.”