The Yule Help Campaign has had a cash boost thanks to BBC Breakfast Presenter Steph McGovern.
The Middlesbrough- born BBC Breakfast News Presenter has donated £100 to the campaign which is being led by second year journalism students.
In a retweet Steph said: ‘Teesside folk: “Help a family in need this Christmas by donating non-perishable foods to @Yulehelp or donate.”
The campaign has been set up to raise money for local food banks in Middlesbrough.
It has so far raised £500 in just over two weeks.
Teessider Steph donated £100 on the campaign’s Just Giving Page and left an encouraging message: ‘A really important cause- good luck.’
The target for the campaign is £1,000 and the students need to raise another £500 in just 20 days.
The students are working closely with national charity Trussle Trust, in a bid to raise awareness about foodbanks and raise money for non-profitable organisation.
Campaign news editor, Kieran Homer, 20, said: “I think its great that someone who grew up in the region is giving back, even though she isn’t necessarily in the region all of the time, it is important that she is giving something back to the area that made them who they are today.”
If you would like to donate to Yule Help, please visit the Just Giving page: http://ift.tt/2fJ4SGp