There’s no doubt that these past few months have been difficult, but in times of crisis people come together, and we’ve been blown away by how generous and kind so many businesses have been.
We want to highlight some of our amazing clients who have put people before profits and gone above and beyond to help those who need it most during this challenging time.
Two major milestones have been hit in our 'Food for our Communities' aid initiative. 100,000 meals have been made and delivered in India, and another 10,000 distributed in the UK as part of our #coronavirus response. #JCBFamily pic.twitter.com/tyQ1999CxY— JCB (@JCBmachines) May 1, 2020
JCB isn’t usually known for cottage pies and macaroni cheese dishes, but their chefs have cooked up more than 10,000 meals for the local community at their world HQ in Rocester and over 100,000 meals in India, where they have factories in Delhi, Pune and Jaipur.
“You cannot underestimate the impact the JCB ‘Food for our Communities’ initiative is having on families in our city,” said Carol Shanahan, founder of the Hubb Foundation, which has distributed thousands of the meals made by JCB. “Those receiving the food are just so very grateful that companies like JCB are stepping in to help at this time. It’s simply amazing.”
That’s not all, JCB has also donated PPE to front line workers and some employees have even volunteered to make facemasks for the NHS.
What better excuse to treat yourself, or a loved one, to a box of chocolates? Amelie Chocolat decided to do their bit for the NHS by donating all profit made between April 15th and May 15th. They also donated chocolates to several NHS teams over the Easter period.
“We realise how lucky we are to be so busy during these difficult times, and feel we have a responsibility to help where possible,” said Natalie Levy, founder and director of Amelie Chocolat.
📢 Message from the Captain:— Andertons Music Co. (@andertonsmusic) April 9, 2020
To say thanks to our NHS, Police + Fire Brigade, we're giving away a minimum of 50 EastCoast guitars. To enter, DM us on Insta with your ID/uniform (sensitive info obscured) and we'll choose at random.
Thanks from Cap + the Andertons team ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TBWqsrsZ6h
To show appreciation for NHS, police and fire brigade workers, music retailer Andertons decided to give away a minimum of 50 guitars to those on the frontline. Lee Anderton, Manager Director of Andertons, also appealed to music suppliers to join in with their initiative so even more guitars could be given away.
The suppliers came through. Thanks to the likes of Fender, Gibson, Martin and more, the final prize pool consisted of 173 guitars – over £15,000 in value!
Scottish butchers Donald Russell recently ran a competition for 50 key workers to win a care package full of meats and other essentials worth £50! Everyone from frontline NHS workers to delivery drivers could enter, or people could nominate a key worker they knew deserved a treat.
Additionally, Donald Russell are currently donating £5 from every ‘Fare Share Support Selection’ box sold to FareShare, which distributes food to charities who help those in need.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), is currently offering a free Covid-19 e-learning course and additional question sets so contractors can demonstrate that they’re following best practice in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
CHAS is also working on even more free resources to support their customers during this difficult period. You can find out more on their website here.
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