Yorkshire and North-East Highways Community support families in need this Christmas


12 Dec 2022

Donations of food, toys and personal care items collected across the region.

Yorkshire and Northeast Highways Community support families in need this Christmas

The Yorkshire and Northeast Highways Community, which includes representation from our construction, design and maintenance contractors along with National Highways, joined forces this season to help support families in need.

The community came together to host food bank and gift drop off points across offices and depots in the north, with donations heading to The Trussell Trust and Salvation Army.

Tarmac led the charge along with the support of Emma Hughes from Jacobs to coordinate donations of new gifts, crafts, and toys for Salvation Army; while Concrete Repairs Ltd (CRL) arranged food and treat items for The Trussell Trust food bank network.  

Over 100 boxes and gift bags, stuffed with donations collected by staff across 16 organisations, are now headed for charity depots in Barnsley, Leeds and Middlesbrough.

Andrew Jennings, National Highways Supplier Relationship Manager said “We are delighted with the response from staff across National Highways and our supply chain who have come together to help so many families in the area, especially with the cost-of-living crisis impacting on so many.

The results show the power of us all working together, and we are grateful to everyone involved for donating and organising the collection.”

Suzanne Humphrey from Leeds West Hunslet Salvation Army added ‘Thank you so much for the support; your donations will help us to reach the most vulnerable in the community at Christmas. People don’t always realise the difference these donations make; they really do help so many families”

Tracey Godfrey-Harrison, Project Manager at Middlesbrough Foodbank was delighted with the donation, “As you can imagine things are difficult for us all at the moment so I was delighted when we received a donation from National highways and their partner agencies.  We are so thankful for your donation of 236.75kg of food.  This will be used to feed those in need around Middlesbrough.  Thank you for your kindness and for thinking of others”

Thank you to our supply chain community for your donations:-

  • Amey
  • Carnell
  • CR Civils 
  • Concrete Repairs Ltd
  • Ground Control 
  • GVA
  • HW Martin
  • Jacobs
  • Kier
  • MWAY Comms
  • MSF
  • National Highways
  • Octavius 
  • Roocroft
  • Tarmac TM
  • Tilbury Douglas
  • Winvic

More information on the charities work can be found on the links below 



Darlington collection point
Staff with the donations from the North-East
Wakefield collection point
Staff with the donations from Yorkshire.
Dropping the food at Middlesbrough distribution hub.
Food donations being sorted from the North-East
Toys being donated
Staff from the Salvation Army receiving the donated gifts.