Museum and firm show true festive spirit

A county museum and a tool hire firm have stepped in to support the Telegraph’s annual gift appeal for disadvantaged children.

Showing true festive spirit, staff at HSS tool hire firm in Kettering and the team at Wellingborough Museum are doing their bit to make the appeal a success.

Following the closure of the Telegraph’s Wellingborough office, residents who want to support the appeal can now drop their donations off at the town’s museum in Castle Way, near The Castle theatre.

Robert Wharton from the museum said: “The gift appeal is a wonderful project which is held each year by the Telegraph and we are very happy to support it. We will be receiving donations at our Christmas display in the museum cafe. The appeal is a deserving cause.”

The museum is open from 10am until 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Donations of new gifts for boys and girls of all ages, including teenagers, can also be taken to the Telegraph’s offices in Kettering and Corby.

Last year a mountain of gifts was handed out to more than 1,000 children and teenagers and one of the firms to give their support was HSS whose staff and clients at offices in Kettering, Bedford, Northampton, Peterborough and Cambridge, made donations.

Kettering branch manager Kim Smith said: “Our company is committed to supporting charities and the Telegraph gift appeal is a great local cause.”

The appeal closes on December 16, when gifts will be taken to the William Knibb Centre in Kettering ready to be sorted on December 17 and delivered in plenty of time for Christmas.