ABP spread Christmas cheer through support of CARE appeal
l-r Janet Auwkit from CARE, ABP’s Melanie Drayton, Elaine Norton from CARE and ABP’s Craig Stephen
By Associated British Ports | Posted: 13 Dec 2017
ABP colleagues from Grimsby and Immingham donated 40 presents to disadvantaged families in Immingham, through the CARE Christmas appeal.
Christian Action & Resource Enterprise (CARE) is a charity located in North East Lincolnshire, dedicated to relieving poverty, hardship and distress to those in need in the local community.
CARE’s Immingham branch, approached ABP to ask for assistance with donations for those less fortunate over the Christmas period.
Supporting those who are most vulnerable in the local community, CARE in Immingham helps to feed over 400 local people each year.
Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham Mark Frith asked colleagues if they could help.
He said: “ABP is part of this community and CARE is a charity we have proudly supported for several years. You could see the strength of the community spirit here by the way our team really got behind the idea, determined that the children of Immingham should not go without.”
Employees donated a variety of presents for children and created homemade hampers for families.
Elaine Norton, Co-ordinator for CARE in Immingham said: “We are so grateful for the support we have received from ABP for this years’ Toys for Joy scheme. The generosity of the staff has been totally overwhelming. Sadly, many families face stress and difficulties at this time of the year due to the financial strain of Christmas and in Immingham alone, over 60 children each year benefit from this scheme. The support from ABP will enable us to support those families in need during the Christmas season and will most definitely create many smiles and much joy on Christmas morning.”
The Toys for Joy scheme invites parents to a gift collection day to choose presents for their children.