Helen from Fegg Hayes Futures with activity packs

Unitas praised by charity for stepping up to aid Stoke-on-Trent families during COVID-19

Unitas Stoke-on-Trent Ltd has been praised for stepping up to help its community during the coronavirus crisis.

The council housing repairs and maintenance company has been working with Fegg Hayes Futures, the charity behind The Hub @ ST6 in Fegg Hayes.

The Hub is being used for food distribution and the group is working with other community groups and volunteers to provide help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and other support for vulnerable people in the north of Stoke-on-Trent.

Helen Snashall, community development manager for Fegg Hayes Futures, said: “At this time, when Fegg Hayes Futures is having to play a different role in our community, it?s made such a difference to partner with other organisations to ensure no one goes hungry, children are entertained and that vulnerable members of our community get support and an extra treat every now and then.

?Unitas has enabled us to add much needed extras to our food parcels, including providing us with extra meals and treats like yoghurts and chocolate, such as lots of Easter eggs! We have also partnered with Unitas to enable other groups to access extra resources.?

Unitas provided funding for additional items to go into activity packs for children, put together by Fegg Hayes Futures.

Ms Snashall added: ?We were especially delighted that Unitas picked us to benefit from some extra funding they had been given, and we’re excited for the activity pack resources to arrive.

?Our area has many council houses, so we are used to Unitas being part of our community, but it is great to see how they have stepped up at this time and how we’ve been able to work together.?

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