Yorkshire Water Employees and Barry Sheerman MP Pledge Support to The Welcome Centre

To make sure vulnerable people don’t go hungry, every year Yorkshire Water employees dig deep at Christmas and this past Christmas was no exception.


The company supported food banks along with homeless charities in the Yorkshire and Humber region again this past Christmas, with donations of basic food supplies and Christmas food items pouring in from Yorkshire Water employees and from Loop, its sister company.

Elena Mathew and Stefan Kears of Yorkshire Water were accompanied by Huddersfield Member of Parliament, Barry Sheerman in their delivery of some ‘Christmas cheer’ to the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield on Friday 16 December 2016.

As one of the region’s largest food banks, The Welcome Centre has been supporting people in south Kirklees for over 20 years. The team of staff and over 70 volunteer source and create, manage and give out 150 packs of food and essentials every week to people in crisis.

Short term, practical help is on offer by The Welcome Centre for people in crisis that are referred from a service in Kirklees. Along with the food parcels they also provide a signposting service to services or charities that can help those struggling with homelessness, money management, debt, and alcohol or drug dependency.

Emma Greenough, Marketing and Publicity Worker for the Welcome Centre, said; “All the food we’ve received today will be given to people who really need a helping hand at Christmas. It’s good to know that other people care at this time of year and this can really make a difference to people who are struggling with life, money and other problems.”

The Welcome Centre could really do with donations that are welcomed all year round and not just at Christmas time. For more information about the centre and how you can help please visit; www.thewelcomecentre.org

Charities in Pontefract, Knottingley, Brighouse, Bradford, and Harrogate will all benefit from donations.

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