Donation of £1,200 to Bourne Foodbank

18 February 2021

Donation of £1,200 to Bourne Foodbank

Larkfleet Group has donated £1,200 worth of food and funds to the foodbank in Bourne thanks to the efforts of staff across the group.

Larkfleet’s head office is in Bourne so employees across the company set out to do their bit to help support their local community, raising £1,200 for the local foodbank which is run under the auspices of the Trussell Trust. 

Andrea Harvey, Personal Assistant at Larkfleet, established a strong relationship with the foodbank several years ago and this year donations were raised for the charity through several different methods. Colleagues across the company contributed to a donation box co-ordinated by Hannah Guy, Planning Manager at Larkfleet, at the company’s head office which remained open during December following government guidelines. Larkfleet employees raised a sum of £700, of which £100 was used to purchase items from the foodbank’s ‘needed’ list. 

Alongside donations, Declan Keiley, former Director at Larkfleet, pledged to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve last year and successfully raised £500 for the Trust. He said: “My goal was to raise some money for those struggling to make ends meet at a challenging time of year. I managed to complete the ride with two days to spare and am so pleased to be able to raise awareness for such an important charity that supports families and individuals in need.”

David Morris, Land Director at Larkfleet, said: “Thanks to the kind donations from our employees, we were thrilled to raise £1,200 for the Bourne Foodbank. We know just how important the foodbank is to those in our community and the brilliant work they do. We donated to the foodbank last year and this year our employees felt it was more important than ever that we do what we can to help. Many people have been impacted and pushed into poverty by Covid-19 and the third lockdown will no doubt exacerbate this.

“We hope that both our food and monetary donations will go some way to helping support the most vulnerable in our community. Thank you to everyone who has donated and shown amazing community spirit during these challenging times.”

Barry Streets, from the Bourne Foodbank, said: “We provide emergency assistance to those in need in Bourne and the surrounding area and are entirely run by volunteers. We rely completely on donations from the general public, local schools, local organisations, churches and companies so Larkfleet’s substantial and generous contribution is gratefully received and will help us to provide the food and hygiene and cleaning products needed in our community.”