More than 70 Christmas hampers were collected and over £2,500 raised to support the work of North East charity, FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together), which helps and supports anyone who has been affected by cancer in any way.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions and challenges, Northumbrian Water employees still managed to collect donations for a ninth year in a row and dropped them off at the company's head office in Durham, ready to be collected by FACT and distributed in time for Christmas.
South Tyneside-born, Carolyn King, who works in Northumbrian Water's Supply Chain Management team, and coordinated the company's donation and collection effort, said: "We're passionate about supporting our local communities and making a positive difference to people's lives, which is even more important during these difficult times.
"Our long-standing support for this charity comes because of all the amazing work they do in helping anyone affected by cancer. It's without a doubt, a charity that's really close to our hearts.
"We knew this year, given the pandemic, would be a difficult one for them - like for many other struggling charities - so we wanted to do more and decided to fundraise too."