Christmas donations - 20 December 2017

Staff working for Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils have pulled together to provide some Christmas cheer for those in need.

The One Team of staff collected essential items and festive treats for the Taunton Foodbank and the West Somerset Food Cupboard - organisations that help people who are struggling.

Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey, and Chairman of West Somerset Council, Councillor Bruce Heywood, made the appeal their Christmas good cause and both were delighted with the response.

Staff, who work for both councils as a single team, raise money throughout the year for a wide range of good causes including Children in Need, Cancer Research and Kidscape.

They raised just over £111 for Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day last Friday (15 December 2017) and are hoping to top the £700 raised for the Taunton-based charity Open Door last year at the annual Christmas Quiz this week.