Allied Vehicles once again decided to play not-so-secret-Santa this Christmas by presenting 177 requested gifts to the North West Health and Social Care Partnership for children in need of additional support through Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas campaign. Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas launched in 2014 to provide gifts for children living across Glasgow and surrounding regions.
The request went out to Allied staff who were keen to help local children, and the response was overwhelming. The initiative was thoroughly embraced by staff across all departments in the business, and, with generosity very much to the fore, one member of staff decided to buy a child a bike!
Allied Vehicles Corporate Culture Director David Facenna said, “Our staff are incredible when it comes to initiatives like this. With the North West Health and Social Care Partnership offices being on our doorstep, the project couldn’t be more relevant and we were delighted to be able to pledge and fulfil all remaining 177 gifts!”
Lorna Kelly, Team Leader for Children and Families at the North West Health and Social Care Partnerships added: “Once again Social Work staff in Mansion Street have been blown away by the quantity and quality of the incredible gifts donated by the very generous staff at Allied Vehicles Group. With poverty levels on the rise we know that many of our most vulnerable families really struggle at this time of year to provide gifts to their children for Christmas, and the very kind donations will help alleviate some of the stress for parents whilst ensuring that the children have some great gifts to open on Christmas morning. Our staff really enjoy taking presents out to families at this time of year – it’s undoubtedly the best bit of the job, so thank you all so much for the amazing gifts – Allied Vehicles staff will have made a real practical positive difference to many children again this year.”
Allied has also sponsored the lights for the Christmas tree at Saracen Cross and the company will also be holding a Christmas Jumper Day and raffle for Save the Children.