IronmongeryDirect festive donation brings Christmas cheer to women’s refuge

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Kind-hearted staff at online ironmongery supplier, IronmongeryDirect, have gone the extra mile to collect Christmas gifts, decorations and food for families at the Basildon-based Changing Pathways Refuge, which provides safe accommodation to women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse.

The IronmongeryDirect team collected over 100 gifts for almost 40 children at the refuge, as well as donating a large selection of festive decorations and food including string lights, tinsel and wrapping paper. IronmongeryDirect also held a staff raffle, raising a grand total of £1,000 for the charity. The proceeds will help to support families who would otherwise go without this Christmas.

David Saxby, Senior Category Manager at IronmongeryDirect and collection organiser, said: “Changing Pathways is an incredible charity which provides support and refuge to vulnerable women and their children. As a team, it has been fantastic to rally together this December to collect gifts and help to bring some festive cheer for families at the refuge this Christmas.”

Philippa Robson, Chief Executive Officer at Changing Pathways, said: “We can’t thank the team at IronmongeryDirect enough for bringing some much needed joy at this time of year. The continued generosity from businesses and individuals in our community means so much, especially during the festive period which is often a difficult time of year for our families.”

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