Early Christmas gifts for Charlies-Angel-Centre

The Co-op’s Marsh Lane funeral home has made a gift to the Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation after the awful burglary at their bereavement centre in Beeston. We presented them with a new Xbox One S, a 24 inch Panasonic television and also a handful of games for the Xbox that have been provided by staff members.

We saw an article in the Yorkshire Evening Post about the burglary and the story pulled at all our heart strings. We look after families that are going through the most difficult and confusing times after the death of a loved one. Bereavement charities offer guidance, support and care to families when they need it the most so we couldn’t not offer our support in any way we could especially knowing that the charity helps families who have lost a child.

Staff members approached our regional manager, Mr David Knowles and asked him to help the cause. He agreed that we needed to do something and authorised us to purchase the above items with funds provided by the Co-op. We spoke to the charity and asked them which items they needed the most they where thrilled we had contacted them and where willing to help.

The gifts were handed over to the charity this morning (20 December 2019) at the Marsh Lane home.

South Leeds Life is asking readers to support Charlies-Angel-Centre’s appeal to replace the stolen items. Please show some Christmas spirit and donate what you can afford at:



This post was written by Pam Culow (Co-op Member Pioneer for the central Leeds stores)

Photo: Sam Key from Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation with Tory Lee and Caroline Gorman from Co-op Funeralcare

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