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Nisa colleagues help local gift appeal get all wrapped up for Christmas

Nisa colleagues have supported a local gift appeal to ensure that as many children as possible wake up to a present on Christmas Day.

23 colleagues from Nisa’s Partner Support Centre visited Normanby Hall in Scunthorpe recently to wrap presents for local charity Baby Dinosaurs, who support families in North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire by collecting and redistributing donated gifts to local children. 

Hundreds of presents were wrapped and bagged by Nisa’s two teams of volunteers as part of the charity’s ‘All Wrapped Up’ wrapping day, ready to be distributed to children who would otherwise sadly receive nothing this Christmas.

Nisa colleagues also donated more than 70 new toys and gifts for the appeal, and have given more than 270 hours of their time volunteering with local causes this year, following the launch of Nisa’s ‘A Day to Make a Difference’ volunteering scheme.

Lisa Hensby, Director of Baby Dinosaurs, said: “Baby Dinosaurs was extremely lucky to have two large teams of Nisa volunteers at our Scunthorpe ‘All Wrapped Up’ Christmas wrapping day at Normanby Golf Club. 

“The ladies made a huge impact on the day, with amazing team work, great communication with our staff and a joy to be around. They swiftly and carefully wrapped hundreds and hundreds of gifts for local children, which resulted in all other wrapping events being equally relaxed due to their hard work. 

“So far this year Baby Dinosaurs has helped over 2,255 local children to receive a gift this Christmas, which is still ongoing. Not only did Nisa colleagues volunteer to wrap but they also donated over 70 gifts to make our figure possible. 

“Huge thank you to all the ladies who took part and made such a difference.”