Donations to local people in need

Couns Charlie and Lisa Preston with the delivery from Procter and Gamble
Couns Charlie and Lisa Preston with the delivery from Procter and Gamble

Residents on the breadline in St Helens have been helped by a generous donation from an international consumer goods giant.

Thousands of pounds of personal and household care items were given to the borough by Procter and Gamble through the In Kind direct programme.

Organisations in St Helens which will benefit include the council’s children’s services team, a women’s domestic violence unit, Holy Trinity Church and the Teardrops homeless charity.

Councillors Charlie and Lisa Preston have helped to distribute the countless items to those most in need.

The In Kind Direct programme is a charity set up by the Prince of Wales to provide manufacturers and retailers with a way to help communities where they work by donating surplus goods.

Coun Lisa Preston, St Helens Council’s cabinet member for community safety, said: “These are the sort of items that most people take for granted, but for those who are desperate or in crisis they are often in extremely short supply.

“We are delighted that Procter and Gamble have been able to donate so many of their products, which will go a long way to helping people in need in our borough.”