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Haverhill recruitment agency’s customers support Foodbank

Members of 1st Stop Recruitment present Henry Wilson, of Haverhill Foodbank, with donations they have collected from their generous customers

Members of 1st Stop Recruitment present Henry Wilson, of Haverhill Foodbank, with donations they have collected from their generous customers

Staff at a Haverhill recruitment agency have been left overwhelmed by hundreds of donations from customers towards their appeal to get food for Haverhill Foodbank.

Staff at a Haverhill recruitment agency have been left overwhelmed by hundreds of donations from customers towards their appeal to get food for Haverhill Foodbank.

1st Stop Recruitment in Jubilee Walk wanted to help support a local charity this Christmas and chose Foodbank, which supports those in need by providing food.

They have collected 236 items of food from staff and customers including HID, Winplus Europe, The Bernhard Group, Cadix, Titon, and Level Four Golf. Marchant Recycling gave £50 worth of donations and The Design Office five bags.

Lesley Whiting, director of 1st Stop Recruitment, said: “We were thrilled with the number of items we have been able to collect in such a short space of time for a local charity which is helping people who have suddenly been put in awful circumstances due to losing a job or having benefits cut or lost.

“There are people in our town who are really suffering, particularly at the moment with the economic conditions, and it is thanks to charities like Haverhill Foodbank and REACH community projects that there is support out there for them at this difficult time.

“We want to thank all our customers who contributed so generously.”

Haverhill Foodbank was launched in October 2008 by REACH community projects in partnership with The Trussell Trust and Haverhill and District Churches Together (HDCT).

Foodbank collects donations to help bridge the gap with food for a family or individual for at least three days (or until other agencies or services becomes available).

They work closely with other agencies such as family support workers, health visitors and Social Services.

Henry Wilson, from REACH, said: “The generosity of local people is overwhelming, we never take it for granted.

“The clients and staff here at 1st Stop Recruitment have been fantastic.

“Sadly it is getting very difficult for many people and these donations are so very welcome, we just can’t thank people enough.”

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (January 3) Echo.

 

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