A SOUTH Tyneside company powered up to bring a smile to children’s faces at Christmas.
Employees at Siemens Power Transmission, at Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, donated more than 100 gifts to Children North East.
The charity helps transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters so they have a better chance in life.
Staff at Siemens provided a wide range of gifts for children aged from one to 18.
Business manager Trevor Coxon said he was “delighted” with the efforts of workers.
He said: “Our employees chose Children North East for our Christmas campaign this year.
“This is really a wonderful cause, which spreads so much joy by a very simple act of giving.
“We often take it for granted that Christmas is a happy time, but for many children that is not the case. Children North East is focused on addressing this in a practical way, so that what should be a joyful time can be made more so.
“We had a tremendous response from our employees, who were really generous in their donations. Well done to everyone.”
Siemens’ commercial officer Sarah Maclauchan helped drive the initiative with a call to employees to donate an unwrapped gift up to the value of £6.
Gifts donated ranged from interactive games to jigsaws and chocolates.
Carol Taylor, from Children North East, who received the goods on behalf of the charity, said: “A big thank you to staff at Siemens site in Monkton.
“Everyone was so generous and all the gifts are gratefully received.
“Rest assured these gifts will all find good homes this Christmas.”