Firefighters are Sleigh-in' it for Hucknall community

09/12/2020

Hucknall Fire Station are once again going above and beyond for their local foodbank and community this Christmas. 

Throughout lockdown they have continuously supported Under One Roof foodbank by collecting, donating and delivering food parcels.  

Crews have worked tirelessly going out of their way to give back to the local community and are now donating to the foodbank and local church. 

Now Christmas is around the corner Hucknall firefighters put together a campaign using social media to promote 12 days of donating this Christmas. Starting with day one being a bag for life throughout the 12 days, firefighters encouraged the community to donate one new item a day to go in their bag. 

After the 12 days were complete, crews set off to collect donations at 150 different locations, from locals to schools to businesses within Hucknall! 

The donations were then taken back to station where they were sorted into deliveries for the foodbank and Christmas hamper donations for the local church. Firefighters from Hucknall collected around 350 donations for both Under One Roof and Hucknall Baptise Church.  

Crew Manager Marcus Pratt, who arranged the campaign, said: “This has been snow joke… We are overwhelmed with the amount of support and donations we have received from our local community.  

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the community for giving back this Christmas, we know 2020 has been a tricky one but by giving back we are supporting those within Hucknall who may be struggling this time of year.

“I also want to say thanks the local foodbank and church for what they do to give and keep on giving to the community of Hucknall. Everyone from Hucknall Fire Station and the Service as a whole is extremely grateful to charities like this, who work tirelessly through the pandemic and the festive season.”

Willow, aged 7, has been taking part in the 12 day collection said: “I have enjoyed going out each night and after school to get bits and bobs for the donation. I also liked to put sweets in, as I like them and others would like sweets too!”

Yvonne Campbell, Project Manager for Hucknall Foodbank Under One Roof said: “The response from the people of Hucknall has been absolutely amazing, Marcus and his fellow firefighters have done an unbelievable job to organise and collect of so many donations!

“No one in Hucknall will go hungry this Christmas, our deepest thanks to all those who donated and were involved.”

 

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