As part of our commitment to delivering added ‘Social Value’, our Customer Services team spent the day volunteering with Emmanuel House in Nottingham. They donated bags of warm and thermal clothes, tinned food, and £56 raised from the office ‘dress-down Friday’.
The team met with the centre manager, Alastair, who explained more about Emmanuel House and the services it offers. It has been open for over 40 years and is an independent charity. One of the main things they offer is hot meals, including Sunday dinners, to homeless or vulnerable people. Anything they don’t use is given to the Nottingham Refugee Forum. They also get fresh bread and meat through connections with Fiarshare to farmers and suppliers, so there is a wide range of food available. Our team got stuck in dating and sorting food donations, restocking the kitchen store cupboards – with food arranged by date – and collecting the items to be picked up by the Refugee Forum.