Words: Damon Cooper
Since taking over from Alicia Nash, new community Swinnow Morrisons champion Jessica Longhorn has helped deliver colouring contests for kids, Valentine’s competitions for loved up couples and sourcing food for hungry families and more.
When heartless thieves broke into a van full of free food for the most vulnerable in our city earlier this month, quick-thinking Jessica sprung into action after reading a social media post by the Homeless Street Angels charity and moved fast to help them restock.
The Swinnow Road store has also continued to donate much needed food since this criminal episode.
“We can’t thank you enough one huge food went out this morning from your donations,” Homeless Street Angels said on Facebook
Jessica Longhorn also paid a visit to Yvonne Allman, a volunteer at Swinnow Community Centre who recently had a heart attack and gifted a goodie bag on behalf of Morrisons wishing Yvonne a speedy recovery with the gesture being well received online by local well wishers.
“Yvonne Allman deserves all treats. Please look after yourself, we all love and respect you,” said Josie Jarosz, retired Pudsey Labour Councillor.
Another resident added:
“About time you got some treats back all the good you do for us ♥️ I’m sorry to hear you was poorly hoping for a speedy recovery for you x”
Following on from donating 75,000+ lunchboxes to fight hunger during the last October Half term, Morrisons are giving away 60,000 pizza making kits with 12 recently arriving at Farsley Farfield nursery and these have gone “down a storm” according to a report on the Swinnow Road stores page.
Keep up the good work!