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Henderson Group Donate Christmas Dinners to Belfast Homeless Charity

This festive season the Henderson Group donated more than 100 Christmas dinners to The Welcome Organisation in Belfast to help the hungry in our local community.

Henderson Group - Welcome Organisation

Each year The Welcome Organisation provides more than 100 Christmas dinners to homeless people in our city. The team are reliant on the donations and generosity of members of the public and local businesses to provide this service.

ISL Waste Management partnered with the Henderson Group in 2018 and work closely with the Welcome Organisation team throughout the year. Because of this we were able to facilitate discussions between the charity and the Henderson Group, which resulted in the latter pledging excellent condition foodstuffs such as potatoes, vegetables, desserts and treats for the big day.

Danny Paton, Customer Accounts Manager with ISL said:

“We would like to thank the Henderson Group for reaching out to us, especially at this time of year when the donation is much needed.”

“Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to charities such as the Welcome Organisation, who do amazing work in addressing issues such as homelessness and providing support to the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

Sandra Moore, CEO of The Welcome Organisation, said:

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to Henderson’s for donating the fantastic range of food to The Welcome Organisation and to ISL Waste Management for bringing about this partnership. The food was used for Christmas Day and Boxing Day dinner in our Drop-in Centre, where between 80-100 people affected by homelessness spent Christmas Day.”

“The Drop-in Centre is open from 8am-10pm every day of the year to providing care and support for people affected by homelessness in the city. We couldn’t deliver the level of support we do for people affected by homelessness without the generosity of the public and of groups like Hendersons. If you would like to know more about our full range of services visit our website – www.homelessbelfast.org.”

The Welcome Organisation delivers a range of support services to people who are homeless or vulnerable and at risk of homelessness – services include a Drop-in Centre, Day and Night Street Outreach services and Crisis accommodation for vulnerable females.

Family-owned Henderson Group are the owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland and have been distributing food and grocery products for over 100 years.