Businesses cut chocolate for Trussel Trust

12 October 2016


A WAKEFIELD business woman with a sweet tooth is giving up chocolate in November and is calling on other professionals in the city to do the same.

Carmel Harrison who runs a PR agency in Unity Works is appealing to Wakefield Bondholders and members of Mid Yorkshire Chamber to demonstrate their generous spirit and use the money they save to buy Advent calendars for the Trussel Trust, which provides food parcels for local families.

It isn’t the first year she has collected the calendars for the charity which runs food banks in Normanton and Pontefract but this year she wants to make a real impact in Wakefield.  In previous years the Rotary Club of Leeds, White Rose has collected them as it will again this year. 

“More than 13 million people face hunger in the UK every day and the Trussel Trust does magnificent work to ensure many enjoy a nutritious meal.  As a mum I know how much I want to see my own son smiling and appreciate other parents feel the same.  Donating Advent calendars could help put a smile on a young child’s face.”

“So far Unity Works and Wakefield District Council have agreed to collect Advent calendars in October and November to hand out before December 1,”

she said. 

“What would make a real difference is if other members of Bondholders and Mid Yorkshire Chamber could either donate at Unity Works or Wakefield One or set up their own collections,” 

Donations can be left at Unity Works reception from October 12.  If you need Advent calendars collecting contact