Partners gets charitable at Christmas

The Partners team has continued its tradition of supporting local charities at Christmas, with a donation to Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS).
The £500 donation helped IDAS raise £17,708 in just one week as part of its Big Christmas Give Challenge, which will it enable it to help victims of domestic abuse in Yorkshire over the Christmas period.
IDAS supports anyone who has been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence, providing everything from refuges and emergency accommodation to a free, confidential helpline, and outreach services across North Yorkshire, York, Barnsley and Sheffield.
In addition to a charity donation, some of the Partners team volunteered their time this month to take part in York Cares’ annual Christmas Challenge, helping out at York-based children’s charity The Island. We decorated their awards room ready for a special ceremony honouring the incredible young people they work with.
Employee-volunteer charity York Cares organises a number of seasonal challenges throughout the year to support over 200 worthwhile community organisations and schools in some of York’s most disadvantaged areas.
Karen Tinkler, Partners director, said: “We’re pleased to be able to bring the year to a close with a Christmas donation that will help make a difference to people here in Yorkshire. In these challenging times, charities like IDAS need support more than ever.
“We always enjoy volunteering our time to get stuck in on community projects organised by York Cares throughout the year, but there’s something special about being able to give back over the Christmas period. We hope The Island’s awards ceremony goes well and the children enjoy the Christmas decorations!”