Last week all of the Dawsons offices became collection points for a special estate agency incentive across the UK, headed by our agency charity Agents Giving and the national Relocation Agent Network.
This annual event is incredibly important because Foodbanks across the UK are being used more than ever before. During the week, at Dawsons, we collected for Trussell Trust foodbanks in Swansea, Llanelli & Lifepointe.
The Trussell Trust charity supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, along with campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as supporting people to try and resolve the crises they face.
Between April 2018 and March 2019, food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided a record 1.6 million food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year.
It takes more than food to end hunger but helping with food donations is a start and that is why this annual campaign is of huge importance to use at Dawsons.
Firstly we head to Morriston sales, to pick up 341 items, including a cheeky monkey.
Next to Morriston lettings, to pick up 189 items
and then to Gorseinon office to collect 105 Items.
635 items delivered to Lifepointe.
Next, we headed to:
Sketty office to collect 107 items
Killay office to collect 43 items
Llanelli office to collect 174 items
Deliver to Llanelli Foodbank 324 Items (Met with Claire & Colin who were so incredibly grateful)
Mumbles office to pick up a whopping 798 items
Marina office to collect 158 items
Swansea sales office to collect 450 items
Swansea lettings office to collect 269 Items
And with a hugely packed van
Our final delivery was made to Swansea foodbank of 1675 items
We’d like to say a massive thank you to our board man Adrian from who drove from branch to branch last Friday along with our amazing food drive co-ordinator Gemma. Plus, of course, a huge well-done to all of our friends and local contacts who got involved and helped to achieve the amazing total of: