We are delighted to announce our partnership with Wirral Foodbank.
Wirral Foodbank is affiliated to the Trussell Trust who partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2015/16, they gave 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
Wirral Foodbank recognises that stopping hunger is about more than food, which is why they provide a range of services such as debt and benefit advice, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.
Red Apple Education is one of the fastest growing independent school employment businesses in the Northwest and provides a transparent, fairer and more ethical service to schools and staff. We are fast becoming the employment business of choice for schools and staff and we are committed to supporting our local communities.
As part of our Partnership, our employees will donate their time in a number of ways supporting Wirral Foodbank over the coming year and we will open up our expertise and resources for Wirral Foodbank to use as part of their ongoing growth and development. We are excited about the opportunity this partnership presents and being able to make a meaningful and positive impact on our communities.
Jamie Sheils, Director at Red Apple Education Ltd said:
'We're delighted to be supporting a local charity in providing a vital service and critical support to thousands of families across Wirral. Our partnership will allow us to raise awareness of the fantastic work that is being done by Wirral Foodbank and our staff will be involved in opportunities to volunteer and raise funds throughout the year. I see this as the start of an ongoing relationship in which our support will evolve with Wirral Foodbank and communities across the Wirral.'
Richard Roberts, Wirral Foodbank Manager said:
“We are always encouraged when local businesses seek us out and offer their support. In 2015 Wirral Foodbank fed and supported 10,676 local people, this included 3,818 children. As a small charity we are reliant on the goodwill of volunteers – the volunteer support offered by Red Apple Education and their expertise in other areas will be invaluable to the ongoing work of Wirral Foodbank. We look forward to working with Red Apple Education, and thank them for choosing Wirral Foodbank as their supported charity.”