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Can you help pack Santa's suitcase?

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From socks and scarves to chocolate, charitable holidaymakers are being asked to donate a gift in the run up to the festive season as part of a campaign to support the over 50s.

After the success of last year’s collection for homelessness charities, our 13 travel branches are currently running the Santa’s Suitcase appeal, collecting presents which will be shared with local social inclusion groups.

It forms parts of our Community Champions scheme, which will see funds being raised for good causes combatting loneliness for people over 50 throughout December, January and February.

You can pop by your local travel branch throughout November until December to help fill Santa’s suitcase, so why not add some chocolate, a puzzle or a good read?

The gifts will form part of the seasonal support that we'll be providing to Community Lincs, Friendship at Home in North East Lincolnshire and more than 50 lunch clubs and friendship groups.

Head of Travel Wayne Dennett said: “The festive period is a time for helping others. We hope that lots of people will contribute to our collection so people who benefit from the services that social inclusion charities offer feel special this Christmas.

“Whether it’s a box of chocolates or knitwear, a small gift will mean so much to someone facing loneliness this time of year.”

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