Volunteer Cadets from Northumbria Police are helping to spread a little joy this Christmas.
Hundreds of festive boxes have been filled with a range of treats and wrapped ready for delivery to the elderly.
The Project Christmas initiative was launched by the Force’s Cadets last month when they asked officers and staff to donate a whole host of items – with everything from biscuits to puzzle books being packed into the shoeboxes.
The Cadets and other volunteers, including their counterparts from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, then came together to wrap the boxes ahead of delivery to sheltered accommodation residents across the Force area.
And as we prepare to celebrate International Volunteer Day (December 5), this is just one example of how volunteers within Northumbria Police are helping to make a positive contribution to people’s lives.
Chief Superintendent Sarah Pitt, of Northumbria Police who heads up our volunteers, said: “I am incredibly proud of the work that our cadets have done and would like to thank all those who gave up their own time and donated gifts as part of Project Christmas. It should help bring a smile to some of the most vulnerable in our society.
“The festive period can be a lonely time for some people living in our communities, so this is an incredibly thoughtful way to spread some Christmas cheer and give presents to those who deserve a little treat.”