Local homelessness charity Petrus Community, helped over 500 families over the festive period with the help of the people and businesses of Rochdale.
Petrus Community, working in partnership with Rochdale Social Services, received over 450 gifts for children who were unlikely to receive a Christmas gift.
Over 100 gifts were left over and will now be donated to a local women’s refuge and low-income families.
Pam Barrett, Petrus Store Manager said: “We have been overwhelmed with the public’s and local businesses’ generosity.
“We would like to say a special thank you to staff from:
- Agilisys Ltd, Rochdale
- ASDA, Kingsway
- Finnigan-McNeill Properties, Rochdale
- Foot Locker, Sandbrook Park
- Natwest Bank, Rochdale
- Timeware (UK) Ltd, Rochdale
“Who all gave some fantastic donations. A few people who donated wished to remain anonymous, and although we cannot publicly thank them, we want say a huge thank you for your kindness”.