The charity hampers will contain a range of winter essentials like blankets and throws as well as chocolate treats and colouring books.

YMCA North Staffordshire needs help from businesses to spread festive charity cheer 

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Businesses in Staffordshire are being asked to help give hundreds of local families a festive boost by supporting a charity’s work to make and deliver 500 Christmas hampers. 

Award-winning YMCA North Staffordshire, which received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2021 for its work in Promoting Opportunities, has launched its annual campaign to provide a range of winter essentials like blankets and throws and a few treats like chocolates and colouring books to those people who need it most. 

Press play to watch as YMCA NS CEO Daniel Flynn, and fellow directors Nicky Twemlow, David Williams, Yvonne Dyer and Peter Flynn, take part in an attention-grabbing social media video to urge businesses to support the campaign.

Every pound raised by the funding campaign will be match-funded and we’re asking Daily Focus readers to give what they can to support such a worthy cause, which has helped thousands of families over the years. 

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YMCA NS Executive Assistant Tracey Pointon said: “This year many people won’t be able to afford a Christmas, but we won’t allow this to happen, we wish to make Christmas 2023 as hopeful and joy-filled as possible for as many people as possible. 

“We’ll be grateful for any support and every donation and we promise to put everything we can raise to good use.” 

Andy Jackson

Senior journalist and PR professional with just under 40 years’ experience. Andy’s investigated for and written for every national newspaper, many magazines and most broadcasters. He’s also handled strategic PR, crisis management and media relations for major NHS and private sector organisations. He grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and is an advocate for Staffordshire business. “Our county deserves Daily Focus,” he said.

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