Long-running champions for our Charity have extended and expanded their support for our work.
Jewson Partnership Solutions (JPS) have committed to an ongoing sponsorship of our work and given its team time to volunteer with our Food Redistribution Centre.
JPS – which supports the public sector, predominantly housing associations, to develop and maintain property networks – oversaw the renovation of our residential facility’s kitchen in 2020. Working alongside members of its supply chain, JPS delivered a high-end new kitchen for our Residents to enjoy.
Now they have extended this support. The sponsorship will see a generous donation split between our residential and food redistribution programmes, helping us to support men experiencing homelessness back into independence, and redistribute surplus food to communities in need.
A team of 15 also visited our Centre in early December, spending a busy day allocating and packing trays of food ready to be redistributed to communities in need.
Scott Cooper, Business Director for JPS, said: “Jewson Partnership Solutions are committed to supporting communities and are delighted to support Recycling Lives Charity in its work with disadvantaged people and in the fight against food poverty in these difficult times.”
Vivienne Ashurst, volunteer coordinator at the Food Redistribution Centre, said: “The JPS team were a great help to us in the run up to Christmas. They were enthusiastic and efficient and blown away by our work. Everything we do at the Centre is underpinned by volunteers giving their time and skills, so we’re really grateful to JPS for allowing their team to join us.”
Alasdair Jackson, chief executive of Recycling Lives Charity, added: “We’ve built a really positive, long-running relationship with Jewson Partnership Solutions – their team have taken the time to listen to what we do and what we need and then given their skills and support in practical ways. We’re really pleased they enjoyed volunteering with us – their work made a genuine difference for people across the region.”