In the lead up to Christmas, local accountants and business advisers, Haines Watts organised a different kind of Christmas campaign. This year Haines Watts offices around the country supported local foodbanks, and Haines Watts in Leeds collected both food and non-food items to help local people living in food poverty.
Peter Bancroft, Managing Partner said: "This time of year can be very difficult for individuals and families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. Increased winter fuel costs, an unexpected illness or a delay in receiving benefits can be enough to push people into food crisis. This campaign ensured we supported these people in our local community’
"We’ve been delighted by the response to this campaign by both our employees and clients and have delivered food and non-food items to the local foodbank."
Haines Watts got in touch with the Trussell Trust who run a network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK. Alice Hudson, Trussell Trust commented ‘It is only due to the kindness of people that enables us to keep our foodbanks open day after day. It’s always a pleasure to hear from those who care as strongly as we do about helping people living below the poverty line in the UK today. We’re delighted that Haines Watts chose to give time and effort towards raising money to support our work.’’
Haines Watts also have an online JustGiving page supporting the Trussell Trust, for those people that were unable to drop items into the office. There have been some very generous monetary donations, with over £3,000 raised so far.
If you would like to donate online to the campaign visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/haines-watt... or you can find your local Trussell Trust foodbank at https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-food...