South Yorkshire firm brings Christmas cheer to children and adults at Paces

Dozens of children and adults supported by Sheffield charity Paces received presents from Santa before Christmas thanks to the generosity of a leading South Yorkshire business.

XPO Logistics, which has bases in Chapeltown and Grimethorpe, is a regular supporter of Paces, the specialist centre, charity and school for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders.

They funded over 50 present sacks which included festive treats, fun activities, a brand new pair of Converse trainers for Paces School pupils and an Amazon voucher for the adults.

David Hall, corporate partnerships manager at Paces, said:

“We are incredibly thankful to the whole team at XPO Logistics for their support. I have had the pleasure of working with them for many years and their generosity and commitment to helping and supporting charitable causes is second to none.

“After the year we’d had, when they heard we were trying to spread some cheer at Christmas they jumped at the chance to get behind the campaign and provided the sponsorship we needed to make it happen.

“It’s been a very difficult 12 months for everyone, so to be able to do this for our children and adults made a huge difference and we want to say a massive thank you to everyone at XPO Logistics for making sure it could happen.”

Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said:

“2020 was an extraordinary year and our teams embraced our organisational values and rose to the challenge. We want to support the local community in any way that we can and children in need are an extremely worthy cause.”