Cowdray support for the Midhurst Food Bank
Cowdray’s nominated charity is the Midhurst Food Bank and Cowdray staff have been working hard in the lead up to Christmas to raise money and to collect food produce for the organisation.
A staff quiz was held at Capron House on Friday 29th November. Staff paid to attend and whatever was raised was matched by the Estate making a total of £210.
There has also been a staff collection point in the Cowdray Estate office with a variety of produce being donated including Christmas food, tinned produce, perishable items, rice and pasta. Lauren Cleghorn, from the Cowdray Property Management team, delivered the box of food to Midhurst Food Bank on Friday 6th December.
Joanne Kondabeka, CEO of Chichester District Food Bank, said: “Christmas is a very difficult time of year for people who don’t have any money. The donations that we receive make a real difference to people’s lives and help to make the Christmas period less bleak for them.
“Thank you to the Cowdray staff for their ongoing support. We really appreciate it.”
Midhurst Foodbank Centre, a satellite of the Chichester District Food Bank, opened in September 2014 and has provided crisis support to more than 150 clients since then. This confidential service can provide three days’ supply of foodstuffs proportionate to the size of the family in need – whether a single person or a larger family.
Jonathan Russell, CEO of Cowdray, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this very deserving charity particularly in the run up to Christmas, which can be a challenging time for many.
“Midhurst Food Bank is the Estate’s nominated charity and we will continue to help them through various initiatives. We are pleased that we are able to support them further by providing premises out of which to operate.”
Midhurst Foodbank is in St Anne’s Hall to the rear of the church across the Market Square and up St Anne’s Hill. The Foodbank is open at St Anne’s Hall on Friday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm with tea and cake available to anyone in need of crisis support.Back to News