Volunteering team making a huge difference to local charities

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All Premier Nutrition team members receive 'volunteer' days and throughout June a number of them have been supporting local charities and making a real difference.

Team members from across the business have been using their volunteering days to make a significant difference for some smaller charities in and around the Rugeley area.

Throughout June, 16 staff from the customer services, finance, engineering, production, commercial, continuous improvement and HR teams have helped 3 charities, carrying out tasks that would otherwise deflect efforts from the people who they help.

The efforts started with Lizzie Payne and Vicki Lambe who visited The Lichfield Foodbank Warehouse and helped out by giving their warehouse a long overdue lick of paint. Warehouse Manager David said, "We were honoured to be joined by Vicki and Lizzie. The warehouse is the hub of our foodbank where donations are collected, stored and delivered to our distribution centres so it's hugely important and Vicki and Lizzie came with energy, fun and worked hard to ensure the makeover was completed. Thank you so much."

There was a bigger team who set off to Scropton Riding Centre for the Disabled, including Mandy Rooker, Donna Whittington, Sam O'Connor, Emma Paynter, Thomas Pitt, Jason Robinson, Keir Benton, Mihai Arabolia and Lottie Farrow. They spent the day weeding, cutting down overhanging trees and painting fences around the outdoor arena. Marsha, representing Scropton, emailed to say "The work you all did looks amazing! We appreciate all the effort you guys put in especially when it was so hot!".

Finally, two smaller teams of two worked with the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at Jacksons Marsh pulling Himalayan Balsam!  Jess Loftus, Hannah Tinkler, Jenny Brown and Clare Clarke all braved exceptionally hot weather, which was appreciated from the Trust when they said, "They've all been brilliant, especially in the hot weather.  Please thank them all again from us, it really is very much appreciated”.

A fantastic effort from the Premier Nutrition team, making a difference where it's needed most.