KIND-HEARTED shoppers have made a seasonal donation to a local charity.

Tynedale Hospice at Home was chosen as one of the Co-op Community Fund charities.

And now, Christmas has come early with a festive gift of £2,209.35 - a figure that will rise to £2,895.06 after a year of support.

The donation will specifically support groups for children and teenagers who have lost a parent.

“Tynedale Hospice at Home’s family support service strengthens the family’s resilience in the face of the loss of a family member and helps them understand and manage their feelings", said Charlotte Pearson.

“It was especially poignant to receive the donation in Haltwhistle. It’s a town where we have always been shown such kindness and generosity and it’s also a community still coming to terms with its own losses during the pandemic.”

The gift came directly from Co-op shoppers who opted for Tynedale Hospice at Home as their chosen charity. Each time they spent a pound on Co-op branded goods or services, 2p went to the hospice, which provides nursing care to people in their own homes, hospital transport for those with a life limiting diagnosis and bereavement services.