Chartered Accountants, Haines Watts Swindon, are launching an appeal for donations of food to support families in need over the festive period.
Working in partnership with Swindon Foodbank, the team at Haines Watts, based in Old Station House, Station Approach, Newport Street, Old Town are asking each other, their clients, visitors and any nearby business people or residents to drop in and donate until Wednesday December 20.
Mike Lloyd, managing partner, said: “We will have boxes in our reception area ready for donations which can be given up to and including December 20. As a Swindon business we feel it’s important to give back to our own community.”
“This initiative is also being taken on by other Haines Watts’ offices across the country for their own communities as, according to the Trussell Trust, more than 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line.”
As a result of of Mike and his team sharing their plans, other businesses have offered to help. There will be two other collection points around the town – one at Bevirs Law in Regent Circus and another at Gemini House, Hargreaves Road, Groundwell Industrial Estate, North Swindon. The latter is home to about 20 small businesses.
Food donations could include (no perishable items):
Long life fruit juice
Long life milk
Coffee (100g jars)
Sugar (500g bags)
Tinned potatoes, meats or vegetables
Tinned meat or soup
Pasta or rice
Haines Watts Swindon is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based in Old Station House, Station Approach, Old Town, SN1 3DU (parking is available) For further details visit www.haineswatts-swindon.co.uk
Pictured above from left to right: Haines Watts Swindon partners, Martin Gurney (left), Sue Plumb and Mike Lloyd