In a time when many charities are seeing giving reduce and funding even more competitive, FareShare South West has received several generous and vital donations from businesses based in the region.
The businesses who have donated in excess of £35,000 in total are Colliers International, ALD Automotive, Field and Flower and Rathbone Greenbank.
Julian Mines, CEO of FareShare South West, says: “We are so grateful for the support of these South West based businesses. We appreciate that whilst this is a challenging time for charities, it is also challenging for many businesses in our region so seeing generosity like we have from those who are able to give is a real boost. The amount of money given will have a significant impact on the quantity of food we can get out over this crisis period. A huge thank you from us all.”
Colliers International had a fundraiser planned that had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, they still donated £5000, which was what they hoped to have raised. ALD Automotive made a whopping £10,000 donation in mid-April after hearing about our Coronavirus appeal, in addition to the free-of-charge loan of vans to distribute more food. Their donation alone will enable in excess of 40,000 meals.
South West foodie business, Field & Flower, has so far donated in excess of £13,000 thanks to a proportion of customer purchases being donated, as well as additional donations direct from the business owners.
The Bristol office of investment management firm Rathbones also donated an incredible £10,000 to help us tackle hunger amid this crisis.
As the need for our service grows, we are in need of continued support to get food to people most in need, today, tomorrow and in the future as we see food poverty set to grow as a result of this crisis. With the backing of local businesses like these, we can make a real difference to those in greatest need.
If your company would like to join in supporting our work, please get in touch with Head of Development Phoebe Ruxton via firstname.lastname@example.org.