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Colleagues to Donate Food Worth £240 to Food Banks

January 31, 2018

A.F. Blakemore is to present two food banks with food worth £240 thanks to colleagues’ generous donations of Christmas gift vouchers.

In the lead up to Christmas, A.F. Blakemore awarded all staff members gift vouchers to spend at their local Blakemore Retail SPAR store or cash & carry depot. 

One colleague, Terry Sanders from Blakemore Design & Shopfitting, got in touch with head office to ask whether it would be possible for the company to donate his gift voucher to a food bank.

Following this, a company announcement was issued to inform all staff that they too could donate food to the value of their gift voucher to a foodbank if they wanted, and as a result £240 worth of vouchers were sent into Community Affairs Officer Liz Blakemore in HR.

Over the next few weeks, food worth the equivalent value will be donated from A.F. Blakemore’s warehouses to two food banks nominated by staff in Talbot Green and Willenhall, where the vouchers were sent from.

The chosen food banks are The Well in Wolverhampton and the Trussell Food Bank in Pontyclun, Talbot Green.
 

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A team of colleagues from Accounts who have previously volunteered at The Well food bank in Wolverhampton

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