It seems incredible that a year has gone by since our friends at Step Forward Tees Valley came to decorate the Stockton store for last Christmas but here we are, 12 months later, welcoming them back.
This year they have been even more ambitious. Not only has Stockton had its annual makeover but they have even spread their festive magic to Darlington and Middlesbrough.
Staff and volunteers spent several hours in each branch, stencilling windows, hanging wreaths and decorating trees. There was even the odd mince pie consumed and the occasional Christmas song hummed.
We are always looking to strengthen our relationships with our partners and this kind of mutually beneficial exercise is a typical example of the great results that can emerge.
All of us here at Frade would like to thank each and every one of the lovely people that helped to put an extra Christmas sparkle into our shops.
If you would to like to get involved or find out more about the great work that they do, then make sure to pop by their website.