Festive joy for the children of Swarcliffe and Leeds
General Manager of Swarcliffe, Sarah Sibbald was interviewed on Radio Aire after organising the Mission Christmas Present Appeal, a cause close to her heart.
HCP Knits Magic into Christmas at Swarcliffe and Leeds
HCP’s General Manager Sarah Sibbald learned to knit scarfs to help top up the Christmas toys at Swarcliffe’s local food bank.
“My auntie wanted to help children for Christmas, she loves knitting and offered to knit and donate toys for the Food Bank and Christmas Gift Appeal near Swarcliffe, I thought it was a great idea, I gave my time also and learned to knit the scarves for the toys.”
Knitting a good stock of toys for the appeal, Sarah’s aunt said:
“My grandchildren love the toys I make, and I wanted these children to benefit from knitting love and warmth into every toy. Helping Sarah with the Christmas Appeals was such fun, I intend to do it again next year, maybe Sarah will have moved from scarfs to hats by then!”
Leeds food bank were over the moon with the little knitted toys:
“We’ve not had such a thoughtful donation before and we know which children will enjoy these gifts thank you for your continued support.”
HCP’s Christmas Elves help Santa at Swarcliffe
HCP’s General Manager Sarah Sibbald, Compliance Manager Andrew Crossland and Terrie Bedford, gave their time one evening this festive season, volunteering to become Santa’s little helpers. Dressing up as Elves, YTL/YHL donated over 700 bags of treats to be delivered to the children of Swarcliffe.
Every Year YHL decorate a van, driving Santa throughout the estate, singing, waving and offering little treats to all the good girls and boys. Kirsty Brewer from YHL confirmed:
“We look forward to this every year and this year it was bigger and better with the help of the HCP team. Sarah, Andrew and Terrie really put out all the stops and even encouraged our team to dress up as Elves, something we have not done before.”
The team all agreed that the most enjoyable part to the evening was the reaction of the families and children:
“Their bright smiling faces really lifted our spirits, despite the rain, it was truly a magical evening.”