In 2018 partners and staff at Burton Copeland have contributed to a number of different charities and intend to do the same in 2019.
In early January we asked staff to put an extra tin or pack of pasta into their shopping basket each week to give to those less fortunate than ourselves and help tackle hunger in our local community. The response from staff has been phenomenal and has meant that we’ve accumulated boxes of a multitude of food items which we have decided to donate to Tressell Trust a charity which operate food banks throughout the UK and have a collection and distribution centre near to our office at the Droylsden & District branch meaning that the food donated will be distributed locally.
Today we visited the food bank to deliver the food collected and to see for ourselves the excellent work that the volunteers do supporting those most in need within their local community.
After making the delivery Managing Partner Louise Straw said “Hearing stories from one of the volunteers at the centre was heartbreaking but really makes it all worthwhile”.
This week they are supporting a father whose wife has recently passed away resulting in the family benefits being stopped.. Not only is he having to deal with the devastating bereavement he is also caring for his young children who have lost their mother and so is now unable to work himself.
“I would like to thank all of the staff who helped in any way and assure them all that their contribution will go a long way in helping those who need it most” Said Louise.
If you would like to get involved with the Trussell Trust or to donate follow the links.