Hambleton District Council has given its support to a local supermarket to help different charities in the local community.

It has donated three of its new blue lidded recycling bins to Tesco of Northallerton so that they can have ‘collection bins’ in store for three local charities.

“We have listened to our customers,” said Heather Small, Community Champion for Tesco Northallerton.

“And had numerous requests to help the local community and bring genuine benefit to where it is needed.  One of my roles as a Community Champion is to support local charities, groups and not-for-profit organisations to carry out various charity and fundraising activities within their store.

“We have picked the three most popular charities to support for the next year and are grateful to Hambleton for providing the bins.”

The chosen charities are:

  • Hambleton Community Action – collecting food for the Warm and Well in North Yorkshire Project    helping local people who may struggle to keep warm this winter who have to make a hard decision between heating their home and eating. (This will then become the collection point for the local Foodbank for the summer months.)
  • Children’s Inpatient Unit at the Friarage Hospital – requesting donations of items such as baby toys, sensory toys, colouring pens and books, older children’s toys, story books – all items need to be new.
  • Jerry Green Dog Rescue – collecting Dog food (any kind), treats, hot dogs (to encourage dogs to take their medicine), tinned tuna, tinned pilchards, dog toys of any kind. Their mission is to relieve the suffering of dogs that need care and attention by rescuing them, treating them and caring for them ensuring the best possible quality of life at the centre until a loving home is found.

The bins are sited the back of the checkouts.