A REVERSE advent calendar campaign saw generous staff members give to those in need.

Following the previous year’s successful fundraising initiative, Food For Thought Darlington (FFTD) launched its campaign to rescue surplus food from supermarkets and other businesses, redistribute them in food parcels and also cook with them to provide hot meals in pop up cafes throughout the town.

Staff at Clive Owen were keen to support the community project again by bringing in a donation of tins or dried goods every day of advent.

Martin Hobson, Senior Manager at Clive Owen LLP, said: “The team at our Darlington office was really keen to take part in a reverse advent calendar campaign again following the success of last year’s fundraising for Food For Thought.

"Leah Homer has coordinated all the fundraising efforts for us and done a sterling job. The teams have really pulled together and enjoyed supporting this great local cause.

"This time of year, can be especially difficult for some families to put food on the table, and we’re proud to be part of this fantastic initiative.”

Louise Graham, Founder, Director and Coordinator of FFTD said: “We are so grateful to staff at Clive Owen for continuing to support us this year.

"Christmas is a very busy time for us, with Christmas Eve food parcels to deliver and a post-Christmas Blues buster event on the 28th December. All of the donations we receive go directly to the people of Darlington."