Building society funds food bank parcels

From left re:store manager  Alan Bailey, Elly Coughlin, Linda Berry, Nottingham Building Society branch manager Adam Moore

From left re:store manager Alan Bailey, Elly Coughlin, Linda Berry, Nottingham Building Society branch manager Adam Moore

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The Nottingham Building Society in Skegness have made a £250 donation to provide food parcels for the town’s community larder.

The money was given to the Storehouse church on North Parade which manages the foodbank.

The building society, based on Lumley Road, teamed up with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, who work with other community foundations nationally, to aid work being done locally.

Branch manager Adam Moore explained: “We really wanted to find a local project that would help our local community to prosper through increasing people’s skills and employability, ability to manage their own finance or a project that helped to reduce homelessness and people to stay in their own homes or even help homeless people get back on their feet.

“When we started our community work five years ago, we really took inspiration from the origins of our building society and very proud to be supporting The Storehouse through our ‘Grants for Good’ scheme and looking forward to helping out with their project.”

Some of the team from the Skegness branch visited the Storehouse to meet outreach service manager Alan Bailey, help for a day and see how the donation helped.

The initiative is part of The Nottingham’s ‘Doing Good Together’ programme which has seen almost £70,000 given away to local projects in the last few years. Previous grants have helped fund everything from local job fairs to home-starter packs for young people whilst the society has raised over £50,000 for charities and volunteered over 1,000 hours.