Larkfleet Group donate grand sum to Bourne Foodbank
Kind-hearted staff at a housebuilding company have dug deep to help out a foodbank charity.
The Bourne-based Larkfleet Group has donated £1,200 worth of food and funds to the town's foodbank after collections from staff across the group.
Larkfleet personal assistant Andrea Harvey forged a strong relationship with the charity, run by Trussell Trust, several years ago and this year the company held a range of fundraisers.
A donation box co-ordinated by planning manager Hannah Guy raised £700, of which £100 went to buy items from the foodbank’s ‘needed’ list.
Alongside donations, former Larkfleet director Declan Keiley rode 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve last year and raised £500.
"We donated to the foodbank last year and this year our employees felt it was more important than ever that we do what we can to help," said Larkfleet land director David Morris.
"Many people have been impacted and pushed into poverty by Covid-19, and the third lockdown will no doubt exacerbate this.
Barry Streets, of Bourne Foodbank, said: “We rely completely on donations from the general public, local schools, local organisations, churches and companies so Larkfleet’s substantial and generous contribution is gratefully received and will help us to provide the food and hygiene and cleaning products needed in our community.”