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PD Ports delivers early Xmas to needy families

[ December 14, 2020   //   ]

Kind-hearted staff from PD Ports’ sites at Teesport, Hartlepool, Billingham and Middlesbrough have brought some early Christmas cheer to Teesside’s most vulnerable families.

PD Ports regularly donates to local food banks in the area but head of police, security and resilience, Neal Armstrong was so moved by the stories of hardship that he organised his own four-week appeal across all departments – and his colleagues didn’t let him down.

The produce collected was delivered to the Trussell Trust Middlesbrough Foodbank and Whale Hill Community Centre Foodbank in Eston, where it was gratefully received.

In addition to the food donations, PD Ports also donated £1,000 to the Trussell Trust, who provide emergency food and support to those in poverty.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: “As a Middlesbrough-headquartered company, it’s fantastic to see PD Ports showing ethical leadership once again. At this time of year especially – and at the end of this year in particular – it’s important we all look out for those less fortunate than ourselves. Well done to PD Ports for the generosity shown by the company and its staff.”