Monday, December 23, 2013

News: Willmott Dixon supports Christmas food appeal in Rotherham

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The team from the Rotherham branch of Willmott Dixon Partnerships have donated 100 goodie bags to the "People in Crisis" project, to help provide food and hygiene products to those in need during the Christmas period.

Willmott Dixon works with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to deliver a repairs and maintenance service to 10,500 homes in the areas of Wentworth South, Wentworth Valley, Rother Valley West and Rother Valley South.

Willmott Dixon has also donated 50 Christmas hampers containing vital food supplies, which will be delivered to elderly residents across the town.

The "People in Crisis" project provides food parcels and emergency packages for vulnerable individuals across Rotherham, assisting food distribution organisations with the growing demand for emergency food supplies in the local area.

The project currently supports eight local organisations including - The HUB, British Red Cross, The Gate Surgery, Apna Haq, Kimberworth Park Salvation Army, Cortonwood Salvation Army, GROW, and Citizen Advice Bureau.

Cllr Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council, said: "We are very grateful for Willmott Dixon's generous donation to the People in Crisis project. RMBC identified earlier this year that there is an increasing demand on food provider organisations in the Rotherham area. Within a three month period we witnessed a threefold increase in demand for food parcels, with approximately 600 food parcels being given out per month. Support from local organisations like Willmott Dixon is essential to help us reach our targets and support residents in Rotherham."

David Coldwell, general manager at Willmott Dixon, said: "We were really touched by the People in Crisis appeal and are committed to working with RMBC to help support vulnerable residents in Rotherham. We hope that these goodie bags and hampers provide some Christmas joy and warmth this winter."

Mick Williamson, managing director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships said: "This is very much part of our ethos called Transforming Communities, which is about how we can make a real, positive difference to the lives of people living locally.

"We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave real legacy and recently wrote a report, called Transforming Communities, to share ideas and help organisations deliver sustainable growth to help communities through these current austere times."

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