We would like to say a BIG thank you to all those individuals, businesses and organisations who gave generously over the Christmas period. We were inundated with donations ranging from clothes and food and household items to a wide range of gifts for our residents.

Thanks go to the Willows & the Beeches (Woodlands School), Emmanuel Church, Durham University Student Community Action – particularly Ella Elligot, Seaham DWP, Hayes Travel Durham, Voicentric Durham, Shoe Zone, Aldi, Tesco, EE, Taste Buds at Seaham, Hougham Hall Horticultural Society, Belmont Community School, Sunlight Cleaners, Bill Bryson Library at Durham University, Durham Fire and Rescue, Margaret Wallace, Anne Windsor, Emma Walker, Nicky Robinson, Susan Shanks, Jim, Joy, Charlie and many more.

We are sorry if we have not named everyone, but we thank you anyway for your generous and considerable contributions.

Pictures; children at the Willows School who contributed food, toiletries and cleaning products for our Welcome Packs

Volunteers from EE, Darlington who gave up a day to help us sorting clothes donations and litter picking at one of our properties.