Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN) has bolstered the coffers of three Greater Manchester and Lancashire charities as part of its festive giving drive.

The firm has topped up Santa’s sack of presents for Accrington health and wellbeing charity Community Solutions, with a flurry of gifts donated and distributed to families in the local area.

Founded in 2010, Community Solutions is a health and wellbeing organisation that promotes inclusivity, confidence and self-esteem among people experiencing difficult life events, while reducing social isolation through community engagement.

The Community Solutions donation totalling £800 also saw WHN help create a magical atmosphere for those attending the charity’s Christmas party, with WHN’s event sponsorship aiding delivery of pies and peas from Mill Town Pies and entertainment from Trudie Rose at Poplar Social Club.

In addition, staff from across WHN’s eight offices are joining forces to collate essential food supplies and festive treats for families and those in need across Bury and Bacup.

As part of the food bank drive, the firm is also accepting donations of food provisions from clients and the public at each of its office locations until January 5th, ready to be dropped off at Ramsbottom Pantry and Trinity Baptist Church in Bacup in the new year.

A bulk of selection boxes have been gifted to Ramsbottom Pantry to help families facing a tough Christmas, while a £300 donation has also ensured the local Bury community does not go hungry over the festive period.

Michael Shroot, CEO at WHN Solicitors, said: “Christmas is a time of giving, and with the serious impact of the current economic climate on our communities, it’s especially important to help those most at risk and in need of help.

“Our people and teams have made an extra effort to extend a hand to those in need this year, especially by providing some much-needed support to charities that continue to make a real difference for our local communities.”