TO: News Desk
FROM: Eventy – Marketing & PR / Suzy Messenger
DATE: 7th December 2010
ISSUE: For Immediate use
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE!
A Cornish woman is launching a campaign to help spread some love and warmth in the county this winter.
Many of us take having a home and family for granted, but Suzy Messenger, who lives and works in Penzance, wanted to do something to help people who are not so lucky in the lead up to Christmas.
With the title “Give A Little Love” she is appealing for people to donate clothes items and food for vulnerable people, as the weather turns colder, in aid of St Petrocs and West Cornwall Women’s Aid.
Suzy said: “At Christmas time we all count our blessings but for many it’s a different story. I wanted to do something to make a difference to people who are not so lucky. There is a great deal of poverty and unemployment in the region so I thought we could all try to make a small gesture that would result in a big difference”.
“I spoke to St Petrocs about their Breadline appeal based in Penzance and they have asked for everyone’s support to create the largest sock pile ever! They also need food to help feed the 100 homeless people at a special Christmas dinner. Whilst Winter Woollies is the theme for West Cornwall Women’s Aid who need clothes such as hats and scarves, tin food and toiletries.”
These two charities need clothes and food to help feed vulnerable people and keep them warm this winter. If everyone bought just one pair of thermal socks it would make a huge difference to Breadline. Crackers, tinned goods or a turkey would go a long way to making a brighter Christmas day.
Winter Woollies for Womens Aid will have a huge impact for the charity which supports women and their children escaping domestic abuse. Often very far from home and their loved ones women often arrive with their children and little more than the clothes they stand up in. Hats, scarf’s, cloves tinned food and toiletries are what this charity has requested
Just donating one item will make a big difference, so “Give A Little Love” is asking for the big hearted Cornish to all pull together and ensure that charity begins at home – wherever that home may be this Christmas!
Please deliver any new items that you are able to donate to the front reception area of the PCDT at Penwith Centre, Parade Street, Penzance Cornwall. Closing date is Monday December 20th 2010.
CONTACT: Suzy Messenger on mobile 0777 23 007 41 / SuzyM@pcdt.org.uk or Helen Mulhern at Eventy on 01326 376273 / firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO: Please find attached a photo of Suzy Messenger ready to receive lots of donations!