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Special business networking event helps local community


For one night only in Huddersfield, the Federation of Small Business became the Federation of Smalls Business as they got members to donate new underwear to help a local charity.

On Thursday 13 December the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) held a special business networking event at the Mission, a local charity who for over 100 years  has been advising and supporting vulnerable adults, especially those struggling with multiple and complex needs such as homelessness, mental health, addiction and more. 

The FSB invited small business to come along to meet with other local business owners.

The FSB provided free tea and mince pies, in return they asked people to bring along new underwear to donate to the Mission. 

The event was open to all local business people who wanted to help a local charity whilst meeting other local business owners.

Merewyn Sayers, FSB West Yorkshire Area Leader, said: “Small Businesses are at the heart of local communities. At this time of the year we wanted to do something to help the Mission and the great work they do. We were pleased local business people joined us as for one evening only we became the Federation of Smalls Business.”

Paul Peart, Assistant Manager at the Mission, said: “It is great for local businesses to get involved in supporting local charities like ours. We all have an interest in making Huddersfield the best possible place to live and that should mean that we all want to help each other and those who need a bit of extra support.”

If you could not attend, you can still support this fantastic local charity by donating £4 by texting BREW04 £4 to 70070 to support their 'It all starts with a brew' campaign.

Huddersfield Mission will also accept other donations such as hats, scarfs and gloves at this time of year where it can become bitterly cold out there.