James Kelly Nomination
Linx Youth Project have received a £200 from Middlesbrough Union ‘Unite’.
The union ‘Unite’ gives back to the local community every Christmas, and this year they chose to consider us at Linx Youth Project. James Kelly, aged 73, a resident of Middlesbrough, a passionate member of the Unite Union and Grandad to Lauren, one of our Senior Youth Workers, follows the work that we do at Linx and wanted to help.
James regularly keeps up with what we do and was particularly moved by how we helped the most vulnerable people in our town throughout the Coronavirus Lockdown in which we delivered food hampers across Middlesbrough. As a way of saying ‘Thank You’, James put Linx Youth Project forward for a grant from Unite, and Linx was successful for a grant of £200.
Linx Youth Project used the £200 for our Christmas Jumper Campaign in which we delivered many Christmas jumpers to schools around Middlesbrough meaning that those students who could not afford to buy a Christmas jumper didn’t have to miss out on the occasion. We also used some one the money to put towards our Christmas food hampers, which has allowed us to give families a little bit extra to see them through over the Christmas period.
On behalf of Linx, we would like to thank Unite!
Pets at Home
A Collection was organised by Deputy Manager from Pets at Home Teesside Retail Park.
All of the store’s colleagues donated from there December wage as they wanted to contribute to helping out any families that may be struggling this year.
They really wanted to help out a local charity and knew that The Linx Project would put the money to good use helping local people.
Thank you again, your donation will support so many young people and families across Teesside.
The Key Project
Our young people at Unity City Academy have been working hard to raise funds so that they can give back to those local organisations who support so many people.
Gift bags filled with toys and presents were prepared by ‘Ricky Woo & The EMAC Crew’ for local children who have been affected by Covid.
Another group, ‘Charming Chicks’ delivered hampers to James Cook Hospital, to ten different wards. We wanted to say thank you as we are all so grateful to our amazing NHS. Our second drop as part of The Key Project was a donation to a local dog rescue centre, Maxi’s Mates Rescue & Rehoming Centre. The ‘Charming Chicks’ purchased dog beds & a huge hamper for the rescue dogs from Kens Bargains who very kindly gave a very generous discount!