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Buckinghamshire BS ditches Secret Santa to support homeless charity

  • 08/12/2017
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Buckinghamshire BS ditches Secret Santa to support homeless charity
Staff the at Buckinghamshire Building Society have decided to help local charity Wycombe Homeless Connection by donating food, clothing and toiletries instead of doing Secret Santa.

Gillian Nickless, HR manager at the mutual, said: “We usually do a Secret Santa at our Christmas party, but this year as a staff we were keen to spend the money supporting a good local cause.

“We have been overwhelmed with the staff’s support for this initiative, donating household items such as duvets or sleeping bags or essential food and toiletries,” she continued.

Sheena Dykes, chair of trustees at Wycombe Homeless Connection, said: “Our key aim is to reduce the harms of homelessness. Our support centre is open every week day; we give out emergency food, clothing and bedding to those on the street and help people find or keep accommodation.”

Dykes continued: “We also run the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter during the three bleakest months of the year, so people have somewhere warm and safe to sleep.”

“We were so pleased when the society contacted us, it’s wonderful seeing local businesses getting involved to help their community and we always welcome the support,” she added.

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