Thank you from everyone at The Salvation Army, Morrisons and Genesis Homes.

Helping local communities is at the heart of Genesis Homes and we’ll be continuing to support charities going through 2021.



MANY THANKS TO ALL MORRISONS SHOPPERS WHO SUPPORTED OUR SCARF CAMPAIGN AT THE WEEKEND! We have now found another use for the little scarves – a scarf for your furry friends – how adorable!

We are partnering with Morrisons and The Salvation Army to raise money by encouraging people to knit small scarves (45 x 5cm) to put on the top of any type of bottle and hand sanitisers to sell through Penrith Morrisons store. The fund raising will support the valuable work that the charity does in helping to feed local people who are facing hardship during these tough times. The number of people the charity is now helping with food donations has increased considerably since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and they are expecting the numbers to continue to rise as we go through a second lockdown.

To make a donation please go to Penrith’s Salvation Army Just Giving page


We are coming at this from three angles. Firstly, to get people knitting and to get local people to help the charity as a lot of older people feel isolated during lockdown and this is a great way to get them involved and support the vital work of The Salvation Army. Secondly, to raise money by getting people to buy the bespoke scarves for Christmas presents as opposed to wrapping such items, and to make festive that bottle of hand sanitiser that we all have in our shops and offices. Thirdly, to save waste in the packaging we may use when wrapping these items.

Please help us to spread the message far and wide.

If you’d like any further information, please email: