Spaciotempo supports Christmas collections
Kind-hearted colleagues at Spaciotempo have been spreading some seasonal cheer to families in Uttoxeter by collecting Christmas gifts and festive food.
They have been supporting not just one, but two charity appeals to make this yuletide a little merrier for townsfolk who are struggling to make ends meet.
Team members, who work for the UK’s leading supplier of temporary buildings, brought in bundles of gifts including new toys, games, toiletry sets and teddies to donate to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal.
The gifts have been donated to the charity’s shop on High Street and will be given to local children, aged up to 16, who might not otherwise receive a present on Christmas day.
Store Manager at The Salvation Army in Uttoxeter Mike Payne said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the team at Spaciotempo for giving so generously. The gifts will put a smile on the faces of so many children this Christmas.
“Donations such as this make a big difference to people, particularly at this time of year when families that are already struggling to make ends meet can feel an added strain on their finances. It is wonderful to see those of us who really are the fortunate ones, thinking of others who are not doing quite as well.”
The team, which is based at Dovefields Industrial Estate, has also been digging deep in aid of the food bank at Uttoxeter’s Renew Church.
Tempting treats including mince pies, chocolate, cakes and a host of other seasonal goodies will be added to hampers and handed out to families who frequent the facility. The collection was supported by Tyrells Crisps, also based at Dovefields Industrial Estate and a customer of Spaciotempo, which donated a pallet of seasonal savoury snacks.
Pastor Matthew Murray, who leads the church with his wife and fellow Pastor Becky, said: “The food bank is a vital resource to the community of Uttoxeter as well as to families in neighbouring areas. We have seen an increase in the number of people coming to us for help in recent months, so the support of local residents and businesses has never been more important. The donations provided by Spaciotempo and Tyrells Crisps will help to make Christmas a far merrier and less stressful occasion for many people and we are very grateful for their support.”
Spaciotempo Project Co-ordinator Sara Arrowsmith, who organised the collections, said: “Christmas is a magical and exciting time of year for most of us but for some families and individuals it can place additional pressure on an already stretched budget.
“As a team we believe that the festive period should be special for everyone, no matter what their income is. That’s why we decided to give something back to the local community and to try to make people’s Christmas a bit merrier. The organisations we chose do amazing work all year round, and we are delighted to have been able to play a small part in the good work they do.”
For more information about The Salvation Army visit salvationarmy.org.uk/ or to find out about Renew Church in Uttoxeter visit renewchurch.co.uk/