Falco cycle parking employees have raised £450 for the Trussell Trust’s first ever large scale emergency fundraising appeal - to help meet unprecedented demand and keep its 1,300 food bank network operating this winter.
The fundraising day at Falco’s head office in Staffordshire was filled with coffee and cake and Finance Manager, Netty Barlow, organised a raffle with fun prizes up for grabs, including a summer picnic hamper, Christmas decorations, aftershave, children’s toys and a classic tub of Cadbury Heroes!
Speaking about the funding, organiser Netty Barlow explained “we are experiencing one of the worst Cost of Living crises in modern times, and The Trussell Trust Food Banks helps those most in need.
As food banks are having to help more and more people, they themselves need support to keep that aid going. We therefore thought that this would be a good recipient for the proceeds of our latest Raffle”.
Managing Director, Rob Harper, commented "I am delighted that we have raised such a great sum and for a fantastic cause which is in very serious demand right now, we hope the funds will go a little way to helping our community to have a better Christmas".
All of the Falco team are very proud of what Netty has achieved and the large amount of money raised for such a good cause; Netty is an inspiration to all the staff here, having had great successes with other fund raising events such as McMillan coffee mornings, Race For Life and Children in Need amongst others – she is an inspiration!
The Trussell Trust is a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. The charity continuously campaigns for a change to end the need for food banks in the UK.