Giv­ing back with a gift of time and money

Lo­cal busi­ness do­nates to food bank

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­

AN UXBRIDGE busi­ness has do­nated £10,000 to Hilling­don Food­bank so it can con­tinue to help fam­i­lies in poverty.

Es­corted tours spe­cial­ist, Col­lette, which is based at Brook Busi­ness Cen­tre, has been help­ing the com­mu­nity by of­fer­ing its em­ploy­ees four hours per month of vol­un­teer time.

And the char­i­ta­ble arm SU­PER­MAR­KET chain Asda wants to grant a £1,000 wish to a de­serv­ing com­mu­nity group, char­ity or or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The new store in Milling­ton Road, Hayes, is ask­ing shop­pers to nom­i­nate wor­thy causes of the com­pany, the Col­lette Foun­da­tion, part­nered with the Hilling­don Food­bank for 2015.

Pa­tri­cia Grady, Col­lette Foun­da­tion am­bas­sador, said: “We were de­lighted to do­nate £10,000 to the food­bank.

“Our mis­sion is to give back to the vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially chil­dren, both here in the UK and around the world to those ar­eas that have brought us in the area which are in need of a fi­nan­cial boost.

Store man­ager, Lee Ran­dall, will judge the en­tries and is urg­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity to nom­i­nate wor­thy win­ners by send­ing 100 words say­ing how they would so much en­joy­ment on our tours.”

The food­bank, run by the Trus­sell Trust, has given food sup­plies to more than 35,504 adults and chil­dren in Hilling­don com­mu­nity (as of June this year).

It pro­vides short term and emer­gency help to fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als in dif­fi­cult times, through a re­fer­ral sys­tem.

For more on Col­lette and what they of­fer see www.go­col­ use a £1,000 do­na­tion.

All nom­i­na­tions should be emailed to as­da­hayes@ be­fore 5pm on Fri­day Septem­ber 25.

Lee said: “We are look­ing for an or­gan­i­sa­tion, char­ity or com­mu­nity group who go the ex­tra mile and are in need of a boost go­ing into the au­tumn months. I’m look­ing for­ward to read­ing the nom­i­na­tions and find­ing out about some of the great work go­ing on in Hayes which we can help sup­port.”

n DO­NA­TION: Pas­tor Vine Daniels with Pa­tri­cia Grady, Ephraim from Hilling­don Food Bank and vol­un­teers from the Col­lette UK of­fice

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