UNDER-PRIVILEGED youngsters will enjoy an action-packed Christmas party all thanks to generosity of kind-hearted builders.
Hartlepool Peoples Centre has hosted a festive event for less-fortunate children in the town for the last 30 years.
But this year the annual party was cast into doubt as organisers struggled in their bid to raise funds.
MKM Building Supplies, in Burn Road, support the event every year but the firm has donated thousands to various other causes this year so directors were reluctantly unable to hand over the cash to fund the party.
But they still wanted to play their part in ensuring the event went ahead so got in touch with their regular customers and asked each to pledge a £50 donation.
The kind builders responded in style with a total of £1,000 being handed over.
And thanks to that generosity the youngsters are now counting down the days until the party takes place, next Wednesday.
Lin Craddy, project manager for Hartlepool Peoples Centre, which is based in Raby Road, said: “MKM Building Supplies and its kind customers have been paramount to the party getting the go-ahead this year and we can’t thank them enough.
“We were concerned the event wasn’t going to take place this year when we were struggling for funds so to receive that much was a huge, huge boost. We are over the moon.
“Some families just aren’t able to make a big deal of Christmas and don’t have any events to mark the occasion, for those youngsters our party is so special.”
Steve Cockerill Builders, O’Connor Roofing Services and T G Taylor Roofing were just some of the kind workers and firms to support the appeal.
Mick Sumpter, director at MKM Building Supplies, said: “For our customers to donate £1,000 is truly outstanding. It’s more than we were hoping for.”