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Thank you from Loose Ends as Christmas appeal a success

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The Northbrook Street branch of Tesco Metro once again teamed up with Newbury-based homeless charity Loose Ends to run the annual appeal for items to make Christmas parcels for those who make use of its drop-in service.
Customers could donate soap, shampoo, toothpaste, disposable razors and deodorant into a box in-store.
Tesco Metro also donated thermal hats and gloves and travel size toiletries worth over £300 which were added to the Christmas parcels.
Events were put on by Tesco Metro to attract shoppers and publicise the appeal, including an elf-on-the-shelf hunt and face painting.
Community liaison officer for Loose Ends, Sue Armstrong-Follows, said: “With the generosity of customers and friends of Loose Ends, we reached our target to create Christmas hampers for all our clients this year.
“Loose Ends would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Newbury and surrounding area, who supported this fundraising event, also to Tesco Metro for their continued support to Loose Ends, Newbury Pret-A-Manger who supplied the volunteers with free coffee for a week, and last but not least to all the enthusiastic volunteers who made it a success.”
Last year, more than £1,200 worth of toiletries was donated through the appeal.
For more information on Loose Ends or to find out what you can do to help, visit www.looseendsnewbury.org

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