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Salvation Army Christmas appeal boosted by Galliford Try staff generosity

16 Dec 10 Galliford Try staff across the country have donated hundreds of gifts to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal.

The company, via its five strong regional housebuilding brands: Linden Homes, Stamford Homes, Midas Homes, Gerald Wood Homes and Rosemullion Homes,along with Galliford Try Construction and Partnerships divisions, have collected toys, books and DVDs which will be donated to disadvantaged children all over the country.

Galliford Try Homes, Managing Director of Housebuilding, Ian Baker, is thrilled his team collected so many presents and says that this year it’s more important than ever to think of those who may not be having such a wonderful Christmas.

“I’m delighted so many members of our team took the appeal to their hearts and bought an extra present while out Christmas shopping,” he said.  “Each present can help to transform a child’s Christmas and at Galliford Try we are proud to be supporting the fantastic work the Salvation Army do year after year, particularly at a time when people are continuing to feel the pinch themselves.”

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All the gifts will now be passed to the respective regional Salvation Army offices in time to be distributed through the Salvation Army’s local networks, charities and social services in time for the big day.

Captain Joanne Simpson, The Salvation Army's Divisional Community Services Administrator, added: “The Salvation Army is very grateful for Galliford Try’s generosity. The presents will make a real difference to people who would otherwise have very little at Christmas. To know that in some way you have helped to put a smile on a child's face, and helped to relieve a little of the stress that the parents are under, is a humbling experience and it's all so gratefully appreciated by people in need. They know they are cared about and not forgotten.”

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