Darlington accountants dish up donations for food bank

Darlington accountants dish up donations for food bank

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Generous employees of Clive Owen LLP in Darlington have spread some Christmas cheer by supporting a local organization helping people struggling with the cost of living crisis. Elliot Pole, Marketing Assistant, and Maria Perek, Managed Services Manager, who both work at the company, organized the initiative to support those in the local community who are struggling during this difficult time. The accountants and management consultants conducted a collection for King’s Food Bank after approaching it to find out what was most needed. The foodbank said that in addition to food, it would welcome donations of new hats and gloves of various sizes, which would help those struggling to stay warm amid soaring energy prices. A cash donation was also made to the Food Bank, based in Prospect Place, off Whessoe Road, from profits from the regular tuck shop run by Senior Manager Elizabeth Layfield in Clive Owen’s Darlington office and from monies raised by Senior Manager James Davies as part of his Movember initiative, which sees men growing mustaches to raise money for good causes. Carl Wright, Head of Grants and Transaction Advisory Services for the company and leader of the sustainability program, said: “Clive Owen is proud to support good causes in the wider community and everyone gathered to collect a wide range of food. Christmas treats and winter warmers for King’s Food Bank. “The Food Bank is doing an incredible job and making a real difference by helping vulnerable members of the community in times of need. “The valuable role she plays in the life of the city is more important than ever in the current livelihood crisis.” Food Bank Manager Caroline Todd said: “We thank local people and community-driven businesses like Clive Owen LLP for their kindness and indebted to generosity. “These food and cash donations from Clive Owen LLP employees will make a huge difference to local families, children and individuals who are dealing with the heat and food crisis. “We are always grateful for the donations we receive, especially for non-perishable groceries such as – baked beans, soup, UHT milk, canned meat/fruit and pasta or rice, which help us put together a balanced bag of groceries.”

The board is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 3pm, although staff are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm for support services and recommendations.

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