We’ve chosen The Trussell Trust as our new company charity, committing to raise vital funds for food banks providing emergency food and support to people across the country.
Each year we invite our employees to nominate a charity to benefit from our company fundraising activities – and this year Trussell Trust food bank was chosen as the nominated charity.
Katie Taylor, Executive Business and People Manager said:
“We feel it’s really important for our team to have their say in nominating and voting for the charity we focus on each year as it helps to drive engagement in the charity activities, as well as a chance to do something for a charity that means something to at least one of our team.
“As always, the team is taking our latest challenge very seriously… 16 of us have been keeping active throughout March, challenging ourselves to reach a daily 10,000 steps goal. Not only has this encouraged our employees to move more which is great for their wellbeing, but it has already raised enough funds to fill two shopping trolleys of food for donation.
We’ve donated 147kg of food to The Trussell Trust so far this year and are planning to donate much more with the range of fundraising activities we are working on.”
About The Trussell Trust
With a record 2.5 million emergency food parcels given to people in crisis in the past year alone, Trussell Trust is campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. You can download their latest research into hunger and destitution here. For a list of food banks and how to donate find out more here.