Five colleagues from The Nottingham’s head office swapped computers for cans when they helped a Nottingham charity parcel up harvest food parcels for homeless people.
West Bridgford-based the Friary recently received a £2,000 contribution from the society to support their valuable work in the local area.
The money will go towards the cost of an IT suite and practical support for people who struggle with technology to help them access information they need, search for jobs and make applications and prepare for interviews.
This week Simon Coombs, Hitesh Pandit, Eileen Clarke, David Cobbin and Tracey Slater from the society’s Internal Audit team visited the Friary to help them sort through food donations, donated to the Friary by local people.
The UK registered charity utilises 150 volunteers and, as well as a public donations depot, has a drop-in centre and three allotments producing 900 kilos of food a year that go direct to a kitchen making meals for the homeless.
Pam, a Volunteer Depot Co-ordinator for the Friary, said: “We had a very successful day sorting. The team from The Nottingham were very enthusiastic, hard-working and positive about their day’s experience.
“They also brought goods that they had collected. It was a pleasure working with them.”
As well as the £2,000 donation and the staff’s time in pulling together harvest donations, The Nottingham’s West Bridgford branch has also agreed to a programme of ongoing support including helping to raise the charity’s profile, volunteering time and fundraising.
The Nottingham recently handed over a total of £37,000 in Grants for Good to 14 charities and projects across its heartland. Since setting up its Doing Good Together community giving project in 2011, the society has donated more than £320,000 in grants to grass-root causes.
Photo caption (l-r): Simon Coombs, Hitesh Pandit, Eileen Clarke, David Cobbin and Tracey Slater from The Nottingham’s Internal Audit team help out at the Friary.