Make a Christmas wish come true
Newcastle Permanent is asking the community to help make this Christmas memorable for children in need by simply adding one more item to their Christmas list.
The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Toy Drive is collecting donations at Newcastle Permanent’s branches and head office for children who might otherwise not receive gifts this festive season – particularly teenagers.
Newcastle Permanent Orange Assistant Branch Manager, Olivia Haig, said the collection brought out the best in people.
“Throughout our 30-year partnership with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Drive we’ve seen the huge generosity of our community by providing collection points within our branches. It’s remarkable how many people donate gifts year after year on top of their own family giving, and our teams really enjoy the opportunity to participate by bringing in donations of their own – it’s very heart warming,” Ms Haig said.
Teenage gift suggestions to consider include clothes, gift vouchers, sporting equipment, electronic devices, beauty and hair products, and games.
Salvation Army Area Officer, Major Mark Everitt said Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s ongoing support at Christmas is among the Season’s greatest blessings.
“We are so very grateful for our partnership with Newcastle Permanent branches and their local communities. Each Christmas many thousands of families reach out to The Salvation Army for assistance, and partnerships like this help us ensure that every family has the chance to experience the joy of giving,” Major Everitt said.
The collection will run from Monday, 19 November until Wednesday, 19 December, with donation boxes in all Newcastle Permanent branches.