Successful WHA Christmas Toy Appeal will bring well-deserved cheer to local families in need

18 Dec 2020

Thanks to many kind donations, the WHA team is proud to say that we have collected more than 100 Christmas gifts for the Warrington Toy Appeal, which will be distributed by Warrington Borough Council, to those who might otherwise go without this festive season. 


A selection of toys, books, clothing, and vouchers have been organised into special age-specific parcels ready for Christmas morning and will be passed onto families that have been referred to the council for support.


Lisa Dennett, WHA Customer Service Advisor, organised the project and said: “We’ve been the lucky ones. There are a lot of families out there who have lost someone or lost their jobs or their homes. 


“There’s a lot of children who have to go without a present on Christmas morning and it is especially not a nice time at the moment, so we just wanted to give back to the community.”


Rachel Flexen, WHA Customer Service Advisor, who supported the collection, added: “When we started the appeal back in October, I put a few items on the shelf for it and they looked so lonely, but then it really took off! It’s been great and everyone has been so generous this year.”


The gifts are sure to put a smile on faces and give children around Warrington the Christmas they deserve. Special thanks to everyone who got involved to support the appeal.


“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

Warrington Housing Association 

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