Local community recycling centre raises over £10k from Christmas decoration display

Workers at a community recycling centre in Grimsby have raised £10,574 for charity after creating a recycled Christmas-themed decoration display for visitors to enjoy.

Most of the decorations, including Santa, a snowman, and a giant Christmas tree were made using old tyres, traffic cones and other pieces found at the site.

Donations will be divided between charities and local good causes, including Young Carers, Not Home Alone, Harbour Place and Nunny Farm.

Sharon Hunt, operations director at Newlincs Development Ltd, said:

“It is truly amazing how generous members of the public have been, the guys have worked really hard during December to hit the £10,000 target on Christmas Eve and donations are still coming in.”

“We would like to thank everyone that has donated.”

Troy Grady, Head of Elf and Entertainment at the community recycling centre site, said:

“Our goal was to put a smile on people’s faces after a terrible year and try to make some money to help local charities.

“With the total now over £10,000 through the generosity of the public it makes me proud to live North East Lincolnshire and be part of our great community.”

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at the Council, added:

“I’m grateful to all visitors who generously donated money as a thank you for their efforts.

“To make more than £10,000 in just a month is a fantastic achievement and will make a big difference to people facing hard times.”