After hearing an appeal on a local radio station, two of our Manchester based team members have been driving a mammoth fundraising effort at our Head Office and the results have been truly impressive.
Team Leaders Rachel and Lindsay Williams were listening to Hits FM on their daily commute to the office when they heard a segment about the stations ‘Fill the Foodbanks’ campaign. After learning about the huge number of children living in poverty in Greater Manchester and how many of these will go hungry over the summer break due to the absence of free school meals, a campaign was launched in an effort to make sure local foodbanks are well enough stocked to meet increased demands over the holiday period.
Our office based team rallied together to collect boxes and boxes of food items to donate to the appeal in a short period of time. “We set a target of 1,000 items and managed to smash this and more in just over a week,” said Lindsay. To accelerate our efforts, Steve Woolham, our Direct Trading Team Leader, even volunteered to have his beard and legs waxed at the office!
“We’ve got a really charitable bunch here and there’s always fundraising taking place as people do what they can to raise money for their own chosen charities. As soon as we shared the facts and figures surrounding children living in poverty in the area, however, the whole team quickly came together and couldn’t do enough to help,” said Hannah Mather, HR Director.
We were delighted with our final efforts, donating more than 1,300 items to local foodbanks and helping prevent children in the area going hungry this summer.
For more information about fundraising taking place at British Engineering Services, visit our Facebook page here.