Donated bins to help store’s charity drive

Councillor Stephen Watson is pictured with Yvonne Jackson (Hambleton Community Action), Diane Wallace (Friarage Hospital childrens unit), Gemma Manders ( Tesco store manager), Dennise Vernon  ( childrens unit), Heather Small (Tesco community champion) and Jo Kelsey (childrens unit).
Councillor Stephen Watson is pictured with Yvonne Jackson (Hambleton Community Action), Diane Wallace (Friarage Hospital childrens unit), Gemma Manders ( Tesco store manager), Dennise Vernon ( childrens unit), Heather Small (Tesco community champion) and Jo Kelsey (childrens unit).

Hambleton District Council is supporting a local campaign to help different charities in the local community.

The council has donated three of its new blue lidded recycling bins to Tesco, Northallerton, so it can have ‘collection bins’ in store for three local charities.

The chosen charities are:

l Hambleton Community Action – collecting food for the Warm and Well in North Yorkshire Project – helping local people who may struggle to keep warm this winter who have to make a hard decision between heating their home and eating.

l Children’s Inpatient Unit at the Friarage Hospital – requesting donations of items such as baby toys, sensory toys, colouring pens and books, older children’s toys, story books – all items need to be new.

l Jerry Green Dog Rescue – collecting Dog food (any kind), treats, hot dogs (to encourage dogs to take their medicine), tinned tuna, tinned pilchards, dog toys of any kind.

The group’s mission is to relieve the suffering of dogs that need care and attention by rescuing them, treating them and caring for them ensuring the best possible quality of life at the centre until a loving home is found.

Heather Small, community champion at Tesco, Northallerton, said: “We have listened to our customers.

“The store had numerous requests to help the local community and bring genuine benefit to where it is needed.

“We have picked the three most popular charities to support for the next year and are grateful to the council for providing the bins.”