JenningsFord supports Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Posted on 23 Dec 2009

Jennings Ford has stepped in to support the Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Appeal.

For the tenth consecutive year, Jennings Ford has agreed to use its branch network throughout the region as drop off points for staff or members of the public who want to donate to the Appeal.

David Walker, general sales manager at Jennings Ford in Sunderland, said: “The Salvation Army does an amazing job helping people in the community, not just at Christmas time, but all year round.”

“This time of year, however, is the most difficult and challenging time as they have thousands of people they need to assist in order to make their Christmas extra special.”

The Salvation Army is in its 29th Appeal and the largest of its kind in the region. As in previous years, the Salvation Army will not only be assisting Local Authority Social Services departments, but also many other Charities and Agencies that call upon them to assist with needs this Christmas.

Jennings Ford is urging staff, customers and members of the public to support the Appeal by taking gifts, including new toys for children and gift for teenagers, gifts for the elderly, non-perishable food or donations to any of its five branches throughout the region. All donations must be received by Friday 19th December 2008.

Last year, the Appeal assisted over 1288 families, which included providing toys for more than 5826 children. In addition over 40 homeless people were given accommodation over Christmas, more than 221 elderly received gifts and 660 food parcels were distributed.

Jennings Ford branches can be found at Riverside Road in Sunderland, Eslington Park in Gateshead, Newcastle Road in South Shields, Yarm Road in Stockton and Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.

If you would like more information about this year’s Appeal, please contact The Salvation Army on 0191 238 1820.

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