Officers and partners spread Christmas cheer in joint appeal
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Officers from Stoke-on-Trent North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have once again teamed up with Port Vale Football Club and partners to spread the Christmas spirit this year.
The appeal, which is in its second year, has provided more than 600 vulnerable people with a Christmas dinner, festive treats and donated presents, on behalf of the force and community partners.
In time for Christmas, Port Vale FC has been delivering these meals and gifts to people in-need across North Staffordshire, with a Christmas dinner at Vale Park – packed with trimmings, presents and a visit from Santa.
PSCO Chris Hill, of Stoke North NPT, said: “We know it has been a difficult year for many families, especially as we adapt to life after a pandemic and national lockdown.
"I want to thank PC Kevin Cook and Chief Inspector Simon Brownsword for their involvement on this appeal. They have both been so supportive to the cause and helped to give back to the local community."
“By being part of this tremendous appeal, we are able to help vulnerable children, isolated adults and those in need receive something special this year.
“It’s important that everyone knows they are cared for – not just over Christmas but throughout the entire year – and we as a force are determined to work proactively with our local partners to help keep our communities safe, healthy and able to celebrate joyously this festive season.”
Tom Sherratt, Head of Community at Port Vale FC Foundation, said: “This year’s work has been absolutely fantastic.
“It is so rewarding to see the smile on people’s face who perhaps wouldn’t of had these experiences or memories without our help.
“Last year’s appeal was a huge success and we continue to build upon this, working alongside our partners in delivering this service to our communities.”
Adam Yates, Chief Operating Officer at The Hubb Foundation, said: “It just goes to show what a strong city we’ve got.
“The appeal shows what great partners we have in collaborating on this cause and helping those to enjoy Christmas as much as possible.”
Speaking on those who have donated, Mr Yates added: “I want to say a massive thank you.
“These gifts and meals have helped support and provide for vulnerable families in our local communities, reminding them that we care, and spreading a little Christmas cheer.”
To read more on the Port Vale FC appeal, visit: Port Vale launches Christmas Appeal for 2021 - News - Port Vale (port-vale.co.uk)
For more information on The Hubb Foundation, visit: About | The Hubb Foundation