Last call for gifts as businesses join The Piece Hall Trust in supporting local charity

The Piece Hall Trust is calling for other local businesses and individuals to join them in spreading the Christmas spirit as the charity works with Calderdale Lighthouse on their campaign to provide hundreds of gifts to those local families and young people most in need over the festive season.

The Piece Hall Welcome Centre is a collection point for unwrapped donations of gifts, toys, pyjamas and toiletries until Midday on Saturday 14 December. Calderdale Lighthouse will then distribute them to those most in need in time for Christmas.

Halifax based insurance brokers Caravan Guard is counting down to Christmas by giving away £25,000 to more than 30 local and national causes in their 25 days of “charity-mas”. They’re celebrating the season of goodwill by gifting £1,000 each day throughout December until Christmas Day. On Monday 9 December representatives from Caravan Guard visited The Piece Hall to donate to the appeal.

“All charities or causes have been chosen by staff, with some having important personal connections, or they might have helped them or close family or friends through difficult times,” said Associate Director of Caravan Guard Laura Wilby.

“Calderdale Lighthouse was a popular choice with our staff for the amazing work they do to support families in need. We were delighted to be able to buy £500 worth of toys, books, pyjamas and toiletries so families don’t go without this Christmas. And we hope a further £500 will help support their valuable work in 2020.”

Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust Nicky Chance Thompson DL added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have already given so generously to this worthy campaign.  Donations have come in from Halifax businesses, Calderdale Council and local people as well as from members, tenants and staff at the Piece Hall. If anyone is still keen to get involved, there is still time for donations to be dropped off at the Welcome Centre.” 

Donations will be accepted at The Piece Hall Welcome Centre until 12midday on Saturday 14 December.