WHN Haslingden office collection for Ribble Valley food bank

Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors has made a flurry of donations this festive season to help a number of community groups in the region.  

The firm, which has eight offices across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, has helped spread Christmas cheer by throwing its weight behind six charities serving its office communities.

WHN has extended a hand of support to Accrington based community welfare charity Community Solutions, Ribble Valley Food Bank and The Salvation Army, both based in Clitheroe, Haslingden Community Link, Rossendale Hospice and Bury Council’s fostering service.

A flurry of gifts including chocolates and fizz have been donated to Accrington’s Community Solutions for use as tombola prizes at its Christmas fair, while WHN has also made a £200 contribution to the charity’s ‘Care and Share’ campaign.

The campaign aims to combat loneliness and isolation throughout winter, with the charity putting together 600 ‘blessing boxes’ of uplifting gifts to help show affection to people struggling in the run up to Christmas.

Elsewhere, WHN’s Clitheroe team has made a £500 donation to The Salvation Army, bringing its total Salvation Army contribution to £4,000 in the past 12 months alone. The funds will benefit the charity’s Christmas toy appeal, which ensures children from disadvantaged families have gifts to open this Christmas.

The donation will also help ensure some of those who are housebound across the Ribble Valley have a meal delivered to them this Christmas Day.

In Haslingden, 100 selection boxes have been gifted to Haslingden Community Link to help families facing a tough Christmas, while WHN’s Bury office has donated toys and gifts to the Bury Council’s fostering service, to be shared among children cared for through the council’s Children Support Scheme programme.

As part of a firm-wide initiative to get into the festive spirit, WHN competed in an inter-office bake off after donating £100 in exchange for ten of Rossendale Hospice’s Christmas cake kits, with a further £250 raised from cake sales.

The firm’s eight offices also joined forces to help those in desperate need of food provisions across Clitheroe this festive season, with a whopping 200 kilos of provisions donated to the Ribble Valley food bank. The hard working volunteers at the food bank help provide food to around 180 families per month in the Clitheroe area.

Michael Shroot, CEO at WHN Solicitors, said: “It’s been an extremely challenging year for many communities across the North West due to the continued pandemic, so I’m proud of the effort our teams have made to extend a hand to those in need.

“From baking cakes to gifting toys and making donations, we continue to support as many local charities as we can especially in the run up to Christmas. These charities all provide an amazing service and help make a real difference for people in our local communities.”