Corporate support for the campaign tackling loneliness

Tracy Harvey and Steve Ducan with charity boxes.
Tracy Harvey and Steve Ducan with charity boxes.

A leading Halifax department store has opened its doors in support of a campaign to help some of our most at risk members of the community.

Harveys of Halifax is lending its support to the Courier and Community Foundation for Calderdale #MakeItStop campaign – raising awareness and offering solutions to tackle loneliness in older people.

The Commercial Street store has #MakeItStop public collection tins throughout its store in support of the campaign which will help local older people to keep warm this winter in affording escalating fuel bills, insulating homes, providing blankets and more. Socially, the foundation will distribute money to local charities which specialise in encouraging and providing a place for older people to socialise in a measure to tackle the problem of social isolation which is costing the local health authority millions of pounds.

Harveys general manager Tony Murray, said: “Once again, Harveys are delighted to be supporting the community foundation this Christmas in the #MakeItStop campaign.

“Through the incredible generosity of our customers who choose to donate to our free gift wrapping service, we are able to donate these generous donations to the benefit of our local community,” added Mr Murray.

Harveys managing director, Tracy Harvey, said: “We are shocked by the statistics that people locally are suffering in such a way. Loneliness is a very real and local issue.

“We wanted to do what we could to help by offering a gift wrapping service in exchange for voluntary donations – all donations will go to #MakeItStop so we hope everyone will get involved and support a campaign which will benefit someone in their community.”

All donations will be doubled through the Foundation’s match funding programme.