Published Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Local developer Buckingham Group Ltd have come to the aid of the Coventry Food Network, by collecting food donations from employees and running a Christmas raffle.
Buckingham raised £755 with their Christmas raffle, they then added another £1000 to the total, donating a total of £1755 to Feeding Coventry – Coventry Food Network Just Giving page to help them bulk purchase food for the nine social supermarkets across Coventry that support vulnerable people in Coventry.
Craig Davies, Project Manager, Buckingham Group Contracting ltd said “Having supported the Community Resilience Team in the summer in their plight to support projects that provided school pack lunches during the summer holidays, when they approached for support in the funding of Feeding Coventry over the Christmas period we were only too happy to help. However, this time we wanted our site staff to get involved to make them more aware of the charity and how it supports local residents. Thus, a raffle was organised with some of our sub-contractors donating fantastic prizes and it is fair to say that there were some happy winners with early Christmas presents! We are delighted with our site efforts and pleased that we are able to help families in the city to enjoy a bit of festivity”.
Councillor David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities said, “This a lovely example of how the whole business community and their staff can get involved in supporting local charities. The generosity shown by all the staff and companies involved in the raffle will make a real difference to local residents this Christmas. I thank them all.”
The Coventry Food Network Social Supermarkets are run by Feeding Coventry, Moat House Community Trust, Carriers of Hope, Stoke Aldermoor Community Association, Canley Community Centre, Cheylesmore Food Hub, Stoke Heath Community Centre and Willenhall Community Forum
Sharon Thomas Community Resilience Team commented, “All the organisations running these food hubs have been working flat out through the pandemic, providing food support in their communities. They really are an amazing group of people. I would like to say a big thank you to all of them and Happy Christmas.”
Pictured : Dominic Eldridge Buckingham , Sharon Thomas Community Resilience Team & Cllr Faye Abbot: Feeding Coventry.