As part of its ongoing commitment to charitable giving and supporting the communities in which it develops, housebuilder Bellway has made a series of donations to Trussell Trust food banks across the North West.
After a difficult year and with the festive holiday fast approaching, four Trussell Trust food banks across the region have shared a donation of £600 that will be used to help local individuals and families most in need in the coming weeks.
Working to stop hunger and poverty, the Trussell Trust is a national network of food banks that is run by volunteers and provides emergency food and additional support to people in crisis all year round.
The Trussell Trust’s Skelmersdale Food Bank, Nantwich Food Bank, Mid Cheshire Food Bank and Middlewich & District Food Bank have all received donations of £150 from Bellway and the money will be used to purchase much needed food and personal items for those most in need within each local community in the run-up to Christmas.
Rachel Pendleton, Middlewich & District food bank manager, comments: “I have been involved with the food bank for seven years. We rely on donations from individuals and businesses and very much welcome Bellway’s cheque. It’s great see to a local housebuilder supporting the community, and I know the managers at the other food banks are delighted with their donations too.”
Sales director at Bellway, Jenny Bell, added: “Bellway is committed to giving back to the communities in which it develops, and despite the pandemic, we have continued with most of our fundraising initiatives this year. With food banks experiencing unprecedented demand, members of our team wanted to do something to help with a series of very local donations that can hopefully help make a difference right at the heart of each local community.”
Bellway has also donated to independent food banks, and has recently make a significant donation of more than £1,000 of food items to a new Liverpool food bank known as the Festive Food Bank which has been set up by Andrew Murphy from Litherland and covers areas including Bootle, Maghull, Fazakerley, Old Swan, Litherland, Aintree and Kirkby. The generous team at Bellway has also donated coats and warm clothing.
Renowned for its high quality beautiful new build homes, Bellway is currently developing in many different locations across the North West including Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.