Supporting the local community

18th December, 2020

CASTLEGATE AND Wellington Square have donated festive hampers and £250 to Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.

As part of our ‘12 days of Christmas’ we have donated 12 festive hampers to Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind to be given out to those people the charity supports who are in need of an extra treat to make them smile at Christmas. 

In addition to the hampers we also donated £250 to the charity to help them support those in need over the festive season.

“Mental Health is more important than ever and managing emotional needs can be extremely challenging.   The team at Mind do a fantastic job to support the people in our community and we wanted to do our bit to help too” said Chantal Taylor, Marketing Manager at Castlegate & Wellington Square.

It is not just Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind that we have been supporting,  like the words to the famous Christmas song, we focused on giving gifts, with a competition called ‘My True Love Sent to Me’ that gave members of the community the chance to nominate their friends and family to receive a festive hamper.

“We are extremely proud of the community in Stockton and how they have come together during this challenging year.  We wanted to reward the residents of Stockton and show them how much we appreciate their community spirit” added Chantal.

We were amazed by the nominations that we received for the competition and by what people in Stockton have been doing throughout the year.   The 12 winners have now been chosen and are receiving their hampers in time to enjoy for Christmas.

Winners include Eileen Hutchinson, who was nominated by Rebecca Cleminson, the store manager of Poundland.

Eileen had been into the store shopping for gifts for St. John’s Baptist school and because of her amazing spirit the store team helped her to run an event to help collect more gifts for the school.   

She encouraged many people to donate gifts and because of her generosity and goodwill, the school was able to save the money that they would have spent if it was not for the donations. 

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