During our recent health and wellbeing day over 20 employees in our Ipswich and Matlock offices packed food bags to donate to our chosen charities – FIND – Families in Need and Chesterfield Foodbank. Over 100 bags were filled with necessary items for over 100 families!
We regularly liaise with the charities we have selected to support this year to ensure we are providing the food they need. As we enter the colder months, we are making sure we understand exactly which vital items the families need throughout these challenging times.
A decision was made earlier this year to incorporate at least one parcel packing session into each of our health and wellbeing days to help our charities throughout the year. As a result of our recent food drives, our employees have reported how they have experienced an increased level of happiness and wellbeing when they have joined together to support our local communities. In addition to Concertus providing over 1000 items to pack on our recent health and wellbeing day, our employees have been very generous with their own donations. We delivered over 80 items on our last trip! Both of our offices have permanent food banks in the Reception areas, which soon become full to the brim!
We are committed to supporting our local communities within the East of England and the East Midlands. Our team are looking forward to continuing supporting our charities and helping to make a significant impact for those in need.
Roisin Williams-O’Gorman, Deputy Project Coordinator, said:
“Concertus Design & Property Consultants have provided Chesterfield Foodbank with valued support during an incredibly difficult time. Since the start of the pandemic we have fed over 9000 people with sadly a quarter of those being children. With numbers continuing to rise month on month donations have been needed now more than ever so that we can continue to support local people in crisis. This is why Concertus’ support has been invaluable. They have done a number of different fundraisers and food drives for us, most recently providing 40 bags of food, which would each feed one person for three days! In total this year Concertus has provided 300 kg of food. This support makes a real difference to people’s lives and helps us to try and make sure that no one goes hungry in our local community”.