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Charities and community groups benefit from Stoke-on-Trent store's donations

A Stoke-on-Trent firm says it is important they support the community who support them.

Founded in 1979, JTF Home & Garden is donating products and time to projects in the area, such as food banks and community hubs.

One of the charity's they have helped is Approach Staffordshire, who have been providing specialist support and advice to older people with dementia and related health issues since 1981.

JTF is donating a collection of garden equipment including tools, gardening gloves, and bulbs to help three gardening groups currently supported by the charity.

Also taking a donation of goods are the 67th Burslem Scouts, open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. Since 1974 the Burslem Scout Group has offered a safe place for children to gather for fun and to develop in line with the scout code. JTF’s donation of products will be used to set up a youth club within the group.

Dionne Hicks, store manager of JTF’s Stoke branch, says: “JTF are dedicated to offering a helping hand to those around us. After decades within the city of Stoke we have witnessed first-hand the direct needs and desires of the residents and are acting to offer a little bit extra.

"As the heart of the community, JTF are donating products and time into local charity groups in the hope it makes their lives and the lives of those they support just a little better.”

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