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Commercial Street chocolate appeal returns to support struggling families

Businesses on Commercial Street are appealing for chocolate to be donated to struggling families this Christmas.

Commercial Street chocolate appeal returns to support struggling families A group of shop owners on Commercial Street have teamed up for their annual chocolate appeal to support Harrogate Foodbank and five other charities. Following the success of the campaign in the last two years, Commercial Street retailers are aiming to help the foodbank who will be supporting people and families needing help this Christmas. Donations will also go to Disability Action Yorkshire, Supporting Older People, Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity and New Beginnings. A number of collection points are now available on the street to collect chocolate-based treats, including biscuits, advent calendars and selection boxes.

Items can be dropped off at White Rose Sewing, Curtain & Blind Design, Benbarbers, Lilly’s Cafe and the Harrogate Town AFC Shop.

Having donated more than 127kg in 2022, the group is hoping to collate even more chocolate this year.

Sue Kramer, Owner of Crown Jewellers in Harrogate, said:

“We’re collecting chocolate for the Foodbank because whilst they get food donations, the one thing they don’t tend to get is chocolate which is seen as a luxury. "We can’t bear to think as a community of local families in need not being able to enjoy chocolate at Christmas - it’s just not right! So we want to put a stop to that."
Items must be dropped off by Saturday 16th December. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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