Staff at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation have raised more than £4,500 for their charity of the year, Letchworth Foodbank. The Foodbank provides emergency food to people locked into poverty.
Staff raised £2,357.63 through cake sales, plant sales and quiz nights.
The Foundation also placed collection boxes for the Foodbank at their venues including Standalone Farm and Broadway Cinema and Theatre.
Emily Flitney, Accounts Assistant, led the fundraising efforts. She said: “I’m passionate about the Foodbank’s cause. I discovered that I wasn’t alone, my colleagues became involved in supporting the various activities we ran, and it felt like we were on a great team building journey together, for a good cause. I’d like to thank everyone who donated and those who gave their time up to help with fundraising. We could not have done it without them!”
The sum raised was matched by the Foundation, taking the total donation to £4,715.26.
The FoodBank will use the money to provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis. The charity is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
For more information about Letchworth Foodbank visit letchworth.foodbank.org.uk.