Hundreds of children in care are to get a Christmas treat after 600 chocolate selection boxes were donated by the GMB Trade Union in Nottingham.
Children in care were chosen by the union as part of its festive bid to donate to good causes. As well as the selection boxes, the GMB is donating 21 tins of chocolates to residential care homes in the city.
Gary Chambers, Sectary for Nottingham City GMB Trade Union, said: “We wanted to give back something back to the community and to the residents in Nottingham.
“We want to do all we can to ensure as many people as possible have something to look forward to this Christmas.”
Ian Passey, Convenor Nottingham City Branch GMB, said: “Gary and I are Nottingham born and bred, so giving something back to this city is close to our hearts.”
Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years, said: “I would like to thank the city branch of the GMB for their extremely kind donation to our children in care. For many, Christmas can be a tough time but this will put a smile on their faces and will mean so much to them.”
“I am proud to be a member of the GMB Trade Union in Nottingham city, they pride themselves on helping others in the community and this is just another example of their generosity.”
L-R; Gary Chambers, Branch Secretary for Nottingham City GMB Trade Union, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years, Ian Passey, Convenor for Nottingham City GMB and Sharon Clarke, Service Manager, Children in Care at Nottingham City Council.