Iliffe Media's Lynn News office recently became the focal point for the Boxes of Hope charity appeal, which is helping those in Ukraine impacted by war.
The company volunteered its King's Lynn office as a collection point for donations in West Norfolk and staff have now helped to fill a van full of donations, including clothes and medical equipment, which will be sent to the war-torn country.
Since March 2022, Boxes of Hope has sent 15 eight tonne lorries full of aid to Ukraine. The boxes contain clothes, essential items, toys and more.
Lynn News editor Jeremy Ransome said: "When I was made aware that Boxes of Hope were open to donations from the Lynn area I was keen to get a story written in order to let our readers know.
"Trainee reporter Lucy Carter and apprentice reporter Molly Nicholas visited Mandy at Boxes of Hope to do the story, and when they were told that the charity also needed a Lynn collection point, they were keen to help.
"We have plenty of spare room in our Tuesday Market Place office and we are delighted to be helping in a small way.
"Our readers have been so generous and the room filled up very quickly."
Founder of Boxes of Hope Mandy Baxter, who started the charity from her dining room table, said: “I am humbled and amazed every day at people’s generosity and kindness and I am extremely proud to be part of this wonderful community.”
Currently, Boxes of Hope need food, medical aid, sleeping bags, torches, candles, batteries, flour, sugar, oil, salt, nappies, baby essentials, warm clothes, military wear, new underwear packs for all ages, new socks (all ages) and teenage clothes.
Iliffe Media continues its support for Boxes of Hope and donations can still be dropped off to the Lynn News office on the Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.