Fundraising in the bag

Left to right, TATA steel staff Elaine Burrows and Jenny Clarke, hospice corporate fundraiser Carol Sennett, TATA staff Andy Sabourin and Paul Stocks, and hospice van drivers Kevin Jeffries and Terry Elener
Left to right, TATA steel staff Elaine Burrows and Jenny Clarke, hospice corporate fundraiser Carol Sennett, TATA staff Andy Sabourin and Paul Stocks, and hospice van drivers Kevin Jeffries and Terry Elener
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STEELWORKERS bagged their unwanted and unused goods after a new scheme was launched to boost a town charity.

Generous management and staff at TATA Steel, in Hartlepool, took part in Bring a Bag to Work day, a campaign that encouraged people to bag their unwanted items and leave them at the site entrance, in Brenda Road, in the town.

The goods were picked up by the Hartlepool & District Hospice van and used to restock the hospice’s seven charity shops around the town.

TATA Steel is a member of Hartlepool & District Hospice’s Guild of Patrons and was the first company to try out the new campaign.

The Wells Avenue-based facility received about 30 bags of goods which delighted hospice staff.

Bosses are now urging other businesses to get on board and take part in the scheme.

Carol Sennett, corporate fundraiser at Hartlepool & District Hospice, said: “We would like to thank all the staff at TATA Steel who helped to make Bring a Bag to Work such a success. Tata Steel was our pilot company on this project and we are delighted with the result.”

Gill Ridden, TATA Steel’s manufacturing co-ordinator, said: “We had a fantastic response from the whole site to our request to bring a bag to work.

“It was good fun and easy to do, particularly knowing that we are helping a great local charity to raise money to provide a service to local people.”

Any other company interested in taking part in the Bring a Bag to Work campaign should contact Carol Sennett on (01429) 855552 or email csennett@hartlepoolhospice.co.uk.