We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Hartlepool community, and indeed the country, in supporting the Hartlepool Giving Tree's initiative and helping us raise over 170,000 gifts!

The giving tree was ended on Thursday 10 December at 8pm, this was to ensure we have enough time to donate all of the gifts over the coming days and each child receives their gift on Christmas Day. Our charity volunteers will be working tirelessly, and we are incredibly thankful.

Given the phenomenal success, we have partnered with Metro Radio's TFM Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal across Hartlepool and a number of their regional sites, to ensure every gift received is donated to a child in need. We continue to work with Harbour Support Services and the Hartlepool Carers, and we want to say a huge thank you to the team at In Studio for their work making this campaign come to life.