DWP Housing Partnership helps spread joy to families with cancer

DWP Housing Partnership is the latest local firm to become a ‘Secret Santa’ for families facing cancer this Christmas

Dorset’s biggest private landlord, DWP based in Boscombe, has donated £250 to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF), Secret Santa appeal.

The appeal, which launched this month (December), asked for donations to enable local families facing cancer to buy festive food and gifts.

DWP Managing Director Steve Wells, said: “We first became aware of the work of DCCF this year and have been very impressed by the support this small, local charity gives to Dorset families which are suffering financial difficulties because of cancer.

“We feel proud to donate to the Secret Santa fund and hope our gift will bring some relief to a local family over the festive period.”

Pam Jeffries, one of the founders of DCCF, said: “We have been bowled over by the generosity of DWP Housing Partnership in this, our first Secret Santa campaign.

“We have also received donations from the Marsham Court Hotel, Colten Care, Coleman Insurance Brokers and TeamJobs, as well as many donations from individuals, all anxious to do what they can to help local families in need.”

She added: “The £1000 we have collected will be shared equally between four local families and will ensure each can afford some much-needed treats this Christmas.”

Picture caption: Steve Wells, MD of DWP Housing Partnership presents Pam Jeffries of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation with a donation for the charity’s Secret Santa appeal.