We support a number of charities throughout the year and over the festive season TRAC staff raised more than £750 for charitable causes. The Giving Tree Our staff always enjoy donating gifts to The Giving Tree. This is the 8th year we have contributed to the appeal which is run by Instant Neighbour and supported by Chevron. In 2015, we saw generous donations with TRAC matching the total to buy lots of gifts! The Giving Tree delivers around 6,000 gifts to families in the North East who can’t afford presents for their children on Christmas day. We hope that these gifts helped put smiles on many faces! Samaritans Purse Appeal Some of our staff filled shoe boxes with toys and gifts for the Samaritans Purse appeal which distributed more than 42,000 boxes to places like Mozambique. Movember In November, we raised an impressive £520 for the Movember men’s health campaign – well done to our participants who grew moustaches for this worthy cause! Transition Extreme Sponsorship We also became proud sponsors of Transition Extreme this year – a modern social enterprise and charity which uses urban sports to engage the local youth population.