Egg­stra Spe­cial Col­lec­tion in West Cum­bria | KAEFER UK & Ireland
KAEFER UK & Ire­land em­ploy­ees in West Cum­bria, along with kind-hearted fam­il­ies and friends, have col­lec­ted over 1,000 Easter Eggs for the North Lakes Food Bank to give out with their free school meal packs over Easter.
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Egg­stra Spe­cial Col­lec­tion in West Cum­bria

Egg­stra Spe­cial Col­lec­tion in West Cum­bria

KAEFER UK & Ire­land em­ploy­ees in West Cum­bria, along with kind-hearted fam­il­ies and friends, have col­lec­ted over 1,000 Easter Eggs for the North Lakes Food Bank to give out with their free school meal packs over Easter.

The KAEFER West Cum­bri­a’s Em­ployee So­cial Im­pact Group, made up of a cross sec­tion of em­ploy­ees from across the in­dus­trial ser­vices pro­viders work­force, ran a cam­paign to col­lect Easter Eggs for the North Lakes Food Bank. The aim was to col­lect 700 eggs for the char­ity however they smashed this and col­lec­ted over 1,000 eggs.

The ap­peal was sup­por­ted by com­munity groups and teams that KAEFER staff are in­volved in, in­clud­ing Hens­ing­ham Rugby league club who donated 100 eggs.  In ad­di­tion, Joe Mur­doch on be­half of the GMB Union gave a dona­tion of £300, which has been given dir­ectly to North Lakes Food Bank in sup­port of their work.

The ex­cess eggs were offered to pro­viders in Cope­land and Al­ler­dale who are de­liv­er­ing activ­it­ies as part of Cum­bri­a’s Hol­i­day Activ­ity and Food Pro­gramme (HAF) for local chil­dren who re­ceive be­ne­fits-re­lated free school meals or are eli­gible be­cause of their cir­cum­stances.

The fol­low­ing or­gan­isa­tions re­ceived 300 eggs for dis­tri­bu­tion to par­ti­cipants over the Easter hol­i­days:

  • South Workington Youth Partnership at Moorclose Community Centre
  • Wigton Youth Station
  • Aspatria Dreamscheme
  • Blencathra Field Studies Centre
  • GLL Workington and Maryport
  • Endorphins Allerdale
  • Stepping Stones Nursery, Maryport
  • Rosehill Youth Theatre Trust, Whitehaven

Eliza­beth Atkin­son, KAEFER UK & Ire­land So­cial Im­pact Man­ager for Cum­bria, said, “When the group de­cided to do this, we ex­pec­ted to get around 200 eggs but had set a tar­get of try­ing to reach 700. We have been over­whelmed by the gen­er­os­ity and sup­port for this cam­paign. We are pleased to have been able to sup­port not only North Lakes Food Bank, but also these or­gan­isa­tions provid­ing valu­able activ­it­ies for chil­dren in need in our local area as part of the HAF pro­gramme.”

“It’s bril­liant to see KAEFER West Cum­bri­a’s Em­ployee So­cial Im­pact Group sup­port Cum­bri­a’s Hol­i­day Activ­ity and Food Pro­gramme,” said a Cum­bria County Coun­cil spokes­per­son. “Cum­bri­a’s Hol­i­day Activ­ity and Food Pro­gramme is all about giv­ing our young people ex­per­i­ences and memor­ies which will last a life­time- and it is ges­tures such as this which make the pro­gramme that ex­tra bit spe­cial. Thank you to KAEFER em­ploy­ees and oth­ers for your gen­er­os­ity in sup­port­ing the pro­gramme.”

“North Lakes Food­bank would like to thank all those who have donated Easter eggs,” said Stu­art Chris­tian from the North Lakes Food­bank. “Even through dif­fi­cult times, people still want to give to oth­ers, it’s amaz­ing.”

KAEFER UK & Ire­land is a lead­ing pro­vider of tech­nical in­dus­trial ser­vices, part of the global KAEFER group of com­pan­ies. The firm’s base in West Lakes, Cum­bria, has provided in­dus­trial ser­vices pro­vi­sions to the Sel­lafield site for the last 20 years whilst work­ing with the local com­munity on sev­eral ini­ti­at­ives. These in­clude the Dream Place­ment Scheme for the Centre for Lead­er­ship Per­form­ance and schools’ en­gage­ment pro­gramme, Scaf­fold the World.

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