Giving back to our communitySpencer Yates
Proteus, Centaur, Tamlex, M2 and RPP have decided to support two charities that are local to our factory locations. Both have been identified as supporting the community local to them who primarily provide families with the necessary food and supplies, and this was our way of extending our hand to help.Proteus, Centaur, Tamlex, M2 and RPP have decided to support two charities that are local to our factory locations. Both have been identified as supporting the community local to them who primarily provide families with the necessary food and supplies, and this was our way of extending our hand to help.
In Redditch we have chosen to support Building Bridges Community Centre in Woodrow. They describe themselves as a community hub as they provide more than just a traditional foodbank. Whatever necessities you go in for they are determined to give you options so you get to make a choice, making sure the things you obtain are items that are needed but also wanted. They also organise trips for children to go on and will contribute towards the cost of attending as well as running raffle-based competitions for the chance to win other prizes. There’s no criteria to be accepted, just a £1 joining fee giving you 12 months membership. We went to see the hub in action and upon walking in were given a very warm welcome by their friendly team before talking us through why they felt so passionate about helping Woodrow and the surrounding communities.
In Telford we have chosen to aid Telford Crisis Support. The charity is about giving much more support than just food parcels to those who need it. Support can be provided for babies, school uniforms and additional community services where necessary all ran through a referral or application programme. The community services available encapsulate assistance from housing to mental and physical health along with everything in between. We met with their organisation who took us through their day to day processes and highlighted the support they give. Though the recipients are confidential, the food parcels are still able to be personalised to the number in the household, ages of children and in some instances dietary requirements. The organisation is currently working on getting an outside area where people can visit as a safe and tranquil location and can also use sections of it to grow produce, another way of helping to fight the food poverty issues within the area.
Going to see both the operations first-hand really was an eye-opening experience of how they help and the volume of people they are able to support. Places like these run on the volunteers who are dedicated and able to offer support. If you would like more information on either of these causes, please visit them via Building Bridges’ Facebook page and Telford Crisis Support’s website or Facebook page.