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Travis Perkins & Northampton Saints Collect Hundreds Of Toy Donations

77 SWNS TP Witney
  • Initiative to help struggling Northamptonshire families and young people in care this Christmas

Travis Perkins, the UK’s leading distributor of building materials, teamed up with Northampton Saints and the Northampton Saints Foundation for its tenth Christmas Toy Collection over the weekend. The annual collection aims to support young people in care and families in need and will see supporters, customers and colleagues spend up to £10 on a new toy, gift, or hamper product and put them in a festive Christmas bag.

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Toy donations were made in the lead up to the anticipated game, and in total, 12 Travis Perkins bulk bags were filled with toys, all of which went to charities including Northampton Children’s Trust and Northampton Hospital.

Since the campaign first launched in 2013, thousands of young people have benefited from the generous support from Travis Perkins’ colleagues and Northampton Saints supporters. The rugby club and builders merchants estimate the campaign has made thousands of donations since the collection began. Due to the success of this initiative over the last ten years, Travis Perkins branches across the UK have also been participating in their own toy collections to raise money for their chosen charities.

Travis Perkins’ Managing Director, James MacKenzie comments on the initiative: “It’s no doubt that the cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on everyone and, for many, Christmas can be a very difficult time. With this community initiative, we always hope to brighten the festive season for thousands of young people in care and families in need across Northamptonshire. So we can’t thank everyone who donated enough, you’ve all played a part in helping make this great community initiative a success and Christmas a little more cheerful for young people and families in need this year.”

Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club, Commercial Partnerships Director, Ulundi Makhanya says: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Travis Perkins again for the Big Toy and Hamper Collection, in what has been an amazing ten years of delivering this partnership together. This time of year can be particularly challenging for families and young people and that’s why initiatives like these are hugely important. Every year, I’m incredibly grateful for the generosity of all the supporters and the hundreds of people who bring along their donations; we couldn’t do this without you all!”

Source : Travis Perkins 

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01 December 2023

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