Norwich shoppers give gifts to victims of domestic abuse

Skipton has had lots of presents donated for domestic abuse charity, Leeway

Skipton has had lots of presents donated for domestic abuse charity, Leeway - Credit: Archant

It is the season for giving and receiving after all.

Shoppers have been donating gifts for little ones that otherwise would have nothing to unwrap Christmas morning.

Skipton Building Society decided to collect donations to give to Leeway, a charity that supports women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Lee Thornton, branch manager, said: 'It is a great cause and it is really important for us to help however we can.'

Urging people throughout December to drop in and drop off an unwanted gift, the London Street site has been overwhelmed by the generosity of passerby.

Presents were spilling out from under the tree when the charity came to collect the gifts on Tuesday, December 22.

Mandy Proctor, chief executive for Leeway, said: 'Many of the families we support have had to leave their homes quickly without any belongings or have very limited funds to buy presents at Christmas.

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'So the gifts collected really relieve some of the financial pressures this time of year brings and provides the women and children living at our refuges with the comforts they would expect by being at home during the festive period. '

The charity will wrap and deliver the presents to youngsters living in refuges in time for Christmas.

- If you have a story about a local business championing a good cause, email jemma.walker@archant.co.uk