January 2016

 Workforce Donate to Local Food Bank

The directors of Structec once again called on their staff to help local people facing hardship this Christmas. The company saw generous donations come flooding in from their workforce in aid of the Knowsley Food Bank run locally by The Big Help Project.

In 2014 when directors Steve and Tracey Davies visited the Food Bank headquarters in Kirkby, they were so moved by the work being carried out by such dedicated people to help the less fortunate, that they felt compelled to give some support and organised a successful Christmas fundraising event.

Structec decided to run the event again this year, receiving staff donations which were fund matched ‘pound for pound’ by the company bringing the total to £850. In context, this contribution will buy around half a ton of food, which will be enough to feed more than 25 families of 5 or more for 3 days.

Steve spoke of being delighted by the generosity of  Structec’s employees by saying “We are so pleased to be once again supporting the Big Help Project, a fantastic and inspirational organisation which provides much needed help for people who have found themselves struggling in hard times. We are extremely proud of our team and can’t thank them enough for their kindness”.

In November both organisations were recognised for their work in the community at the 2015 Knowsley Business Awards, with Structec earning the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Big Help Project winning Social Enterprise of the Year.

Photograph provided courtesy of The Challenge newspaper.

Foodbank Article Photo