Giving back to our local community with the Trussell Trust
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
In 2019, we raised funds for the British Heart Foundation, MacMillan Cancer Support and Walking with the Wounded and we’re aiming to raise more than ever for charity this year!
During the month of December, all employees at Fieldworks collected and donated food items for our local food bank, the Trussell Trust. Giving back is something that is very close to the hearts of all of us here at Fieldworks and it was important to us to make any contribution we could to this devastating issue in the UK..
The Christmas Reality
4.5 million children are locked in poverty, with their families struggling to afford the basics, and the majority facing real destitution.
Over 90% of the food distributed by food banks in the Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why food donations are absolutely vital to the trust’s ability to give everyone in need a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. These food banks provide more than one million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
But it’s not just over the Christmas holidays that people are in need. Through Waitrose’s partnership with the Trussell Trust there are permanent collection points in stores through the UK, which continue to help provide food banks with a steady and manageable supply of food, as well as non-food items, all year round. Over 470 tonnes of donated goods were collected last year!
We will be continuing in our efforts throughout the year to provide support to food banks in the Trussell Trust during 2020.
If you want to know more about sponsorship and would like to set up your own ‘Tea for Trussell’ fundraiser, the trust will provide packs for members of the public to hold their own tea party in support of its work. Getting involved with opportunities such as this are crucial to fighting UK hunger.