Co-operative Travel spreads some festive cheer with Santa’s Suitcase appeal

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/12/2016 | Category: Travel


Staff from 15 Co-operative Travel branches have issued a big ‘thank you’ to customers after they helped spread some festive cheer by backing an appeal to support those in need this Christmas.

Colleagues from all the stores launched their annual Santa’s Suitcase Christmas gifts appeal in November hoping to bring festive cheer to good causes across the area.

The 15 travel branches involved and the good cause supported are listed below:
• Central England Co-operative Beccles Travel Branch – Meadow Green Dog Rescue Centre
• Central England Co-operative Bedford Travel Branch – FACES
• Central England Co-operative Bourne Travel Branch – Amazon Children’s Ward, Peterborough City Hospital 
• Central England Co-operative Cromer Travel Branch – Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
• Central England Co-operative Diss Travel Branch – East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
• Central England Co-operative Erdington Travel Branch – Birmingham Dogs Home
• Central England Co-operative Kings Lynn Travel Branch – East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
• Central England Co-operative Lowestoft Travel Branch – Liberty Project
• Central England Co-operative Market Deeping Travel Branch  – Amazon Children’s Ward, Peterborough City Hospital 
• Central England Co-operative March Travel Branch – Ormiston Families
• Central England Co-operative Peterborough Travel Branch – The Salvation Army
• Central England Co-operative Scunthorpe Travel Branch – The Cygnets
• Central England Co-operative Spalding Travel Branch – Amazon Children’s Ward, Peterborough City Hospital 
• Central England Co-operative Thetford Travel Branch – Action for Children
• Central England Co-operative Wisbech Travel Branch – The Salvation Army

Colleagues have been overwhelmed by the support from customers and members during the festive season.

March Travel Branch Manager Natasha Thatcher said: “The successful Santa’s Suitcase appeal has been running now for several years, but still customers continue to dig deep and supply gifts for disadvantaged families during the festive season.

“It is wonderful to see the community come together to support this appeal and to imagine the difference the donations will make this Christmas.

“We would like to thank our customers, members and friends for helping to make Christmas special for disadvantaged families and children in the area.”

Below are some pictures from across the branches that have taken place in the Santa's Suitcase


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