Urban Outreach at Logistics North: Giving something back over Christmas
Over the Christmas period, Harworth and the LCPF helped to spread a bit of festive cheer by offering the use of one of the newly built ‘Multiply’ units at our Logistics North site in Bolton to local charity Urban Outreach free of charge.
The use of this large working space served as a distribution headquarters to Urban Outreach Chief Executive Dave Bagley and his army of 100+ volunteers to pack and distribute several hundred hampers to families across Bolton who would otherwise have struggled to put food on the table for Christmas.
The charity had already packed some goods at Central Baptist Church but it needed a base for finishing its mammoth packing feat and preparing the hampers for distribution. Over 1,000 hampers were distributed in a single day. Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, said: “This is the best of Bolton coming together to help people in need and it shows true Christmas spirit. We were contacted by Dave to see if we could help the charity with a base and it is fantastic that Harworth and the Lancashire County Pension Fund responded so quickly and offered a solution.” Mr Bagley said: “This is how Bolton rolls and the use of the unit makes it much easier to plan our deliveries. 2017 is proving to be the biggest year ever – 2,050 children along with over 2,060 adults will have an incredible Christmas thanks to everyone’s combined efforts.”