Festive Boost To T.H.A.T Food Bank Thanks To Linden Homes

Local food bank, Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (T.H.A.T) has been given a festive boost thanks to a leading housebuilder.

Linden Homes has a collection point at its South West head office in Newton Abbot and staff have been donating items, from tins of food and toiletries to kettles and crockery.

T.H.A.T is a local food bank that provides support for families in crisis, as well as the homeless, vulnerable, young and old. Local professionals and frontline care agencies issue vouchers for people to take to the food bank, which is open Monday to Friday with an out of hours service over weekends and holidays, including Christmas Day.

Hugh Buttenshaw, project coordinator for T.H.A.T said: “We are very grateful for the donations made by Linden Homes, which will ensure we can continue our vital work locally. December is a difficult time for many, financially and in terms of the weather, and we’ll continue to work hard to offer support.”

Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director for Linden Homes, said: “Joanne Tilley, a member of staff, has done a lot of voluntary work with T.H.A.T and asked if we could set up a collection point for donations. We’re all collecting toys for the next delivery, just before Christmas.

“We’re pleased to be able to give the food bank a much needed boost over the festive period and will continue to support T.H.A.T and the important charitable work it does in the area.”

Linden Homes is currently creating homes in Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes, Okehampton, Kingsteignton, Goodrington, Paignton, Duporth, Truro, Penryn, Camborne and Redruth. For more information visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk

For more details on T.H.A.T, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA, call 01626 437310 or visit www.thatfoodbank.com.

(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Linden Homes staff donate goods to THAT food bank: Brian Deacon, Lee Branson, Hugh Buttenshaw (THAT), Joanne Tilley, Emma Mackay and Alan Barton (volunteer for THAT)
(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Linden Homes staff donate
goods to THAT food bank: Brian Deacon, Lee Branson,
Hugh Buttenshaw (THAT), Joanne Tilley, Emma Mackay
and Alan Barton (volunteer for THAT)

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Media can contact Emma Mackay on 01626 356666 or 07738312960 for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes.

21 December 2015

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