Workers at a Huddersfield firm opened their doors to neighbouring community groups and showered them with Christmas good cheer!
Syngenta launched its Employees Community Gift scheme earlier this year and has made available a cash fund of £15,000 for local community and voluntary groups.
Workers make donations from their salary and the fund is topped up by the company.
The company laid on the Connecting Communities fair for voluntary groups and workers, so they could match up resources with needy causes.
Employees at the firm also collected over 100 toys to give to local children and held a food collection for the Welcome Centre Food Bank in Huddersfield as part of the fair.
Community groups Dalton Dynamos, Rawthorpe Community Centre and Yetton Together were among the groups represented at the event on Friday.
Jane Denton of Syngenta, who helped organise the event, said: “We are really responding to what we feel will get help to the right areas.
“We have a group of people on site who want to do their bit and a community on our doorstep who are looking for help.
“We set up the connecting communities event to try and match the two together and maybe out of that we can put the £15,000 Employees Community Gift to good use.”
Music was performed by the Netherhall Learning Campus Steel Band as guests enjoyed a hot roast sandwich supplied by the Countryside Carvery.
As part of the Community Gift scheme, staff at the firm get paid time off for volunteering and bids are made to the fund to release cash.
Community groups who would like to learn more about the scheme can email firstname.lastname@example.org.