Christmas is a time for giving, and the Team at MGL Group have been very busy this year supporting several community events and initatives.
We began the month with a Food Bank collection in association with Durham County Council. The Team at Head Office donated food items, Christmas goodies and toiletries to be distributed by Durham County Council, through their Christmas Charity Campaign.
Food parcels were delivered to residents experiencing hardship over the festive period.
We also collected toys, gifts and 'Days Out' vouchers, for children accross our region. Recipients included The Salvation Army at Austin House, Sunderland, Women and Children in Crisis in Newcastle, and Children Living in Residential Care in Durham
The annual Christmas Jumper Day raised funds for the MGL Foundation Trust, supporting local charites, vulnerable children, veterans, sport and education.
December 16th saw the 4th Annual MGL Group Senior Citizens Christmas Afternoon Tea Party at Sherburn Village Community Centre.
Music and entertainment from the magnificent 'Babe Magnets', games of Bingo and a Sing-a-Long were followed by a traditional afternoon tea complete with sweet mince tarts, sandwiches, savouries and sparkly fairy cakes.
The highlight of the afternoon, as always, was the special appearance of the wonderful Sherburn Primary School Choir who, complete with Santa Hats and huge smiles, sang a mixture of Christmas Songs and Traditional Carols.
A rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' followed by Auld Land Syne finished off a most enjoyable afternoon.
So as we head towards a new decade, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year, from everyone at MGL Group.