FUND-RAISERS at two Worcester businesses are celebrating after raising an impressive £1,400 for the city’s foodbank.
Ballards LLP and Four Squared Recruitment raised the sum through events and various volunteering projects.
Ben Allman, partner at Ballards LLP, and Emma Richardson, managing director at Four Squared Recruitment led teams to raise funds.
Fund-raisers came together to sell raffle tickets for prizes, encouraged employees to obtain sponsorships as they trained for a half marathon, and rallied participation for a challenging sprint triathlon.
Additionally, groups of employees from both firms volunteered their time regularly over the holidays at the Lowesmoor lifeline. Volunteers helped sort through incoming food donations, carefully pack nutritious emergency food parcels for families, and lend a hand with food distribution procedures.
Employees found it rewarding to support the foodbank through hands-on volunteer work.
Mr Allman said:
“Our employees brought great enthusiasm not only for raising money through creative fund-raising events, but also for donating their time and talent by volunteering at the foodbank itself.
“It has been tremendously rewarding for our staff to support this critical cause.”
Ms Richardson added:
“Seeing the passion and dedication from our employees as they went above and beyond to participate in fund-raising events and consistently volunteer their time has shown us how committed we all are to helping our neighbours in need.
“We are thankful to have been able to support the foodbank in multiple ways, and plan to continue and expand our fund-raising and volunteering efforts.”
The proceeds from the fund-raising efforts will allow the foodbank to continue providing emergency food parcels and other assistance to those facing financial crisis.
The foodbank relies heavily on donations and volunteers to serve the many struggling residents.
Ruth Allsopp, operations co-ordinator at Worcester Foodbank, said:
“We are extremely grateful for the incredible support from Ballards and Four Squared through their fund-raising and volunteering efforts.
“Thanks to their dedication and generosity, we can continue providing food and assistance to local families struggling to make ends meet.”