Colleagues from Anchor have got the festive season off to a cracking start this week by donating more than 125 Advent calendars to Bradford Central Foodbank.
 
The idea to spread a little Christmas cheer to those less fortunate came about after comedian Jason Manford posted on Facebook saying that him and some his friends would be doing the same, and encouraging others to help out where possible.
 
Lisa Seale from Bradford Central Foodbank said: “We’re so grateful for this generous donation. It will be great to give those families with children an extra treat this year.”
 
Natalie Oates from Anchor, who helped organise the collection said: “It was such a simple idea but something that everyone could get involved in. Colleagues have been buying calendars in with their weekly shop or doing collections and buying calendars in bulk.”
 
It was recently announced that Anchor, England’s largest provider of housing and care for people aged 55 and over, will be moving to new offices in the town centre early next year, when they take over the building previously occupied by Thomas Cook. 

Natalie added: “We’re really keen to ensure we continue to play an active part in the Bradford community when we move and that includes initiatives like this one with Bradford Central Foodbank.”

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