How We've Helped
Palmer & Partners have now successfully launched ‘The Palmer & Partners 500 Club’ and are celebrating their very first donation to a local cause. The 500 Club is a fundraising scheme aimed at helping those in need in our community. We held our first fundraising evening this month with a target of £500. We exceeded this which for all involved was a huge success. The proceeds were used to purchase food and supplies for the Colchester Food Bank. This was chosen by the 500 Club committee as the first beneficiary of the scheme. We here at the 500 Club are extremely grateful to those who have donated, subscribed or came along to the event and we hope to continue this success.
Colchester Food Bank is a charity for everyday people in the UK who go hungry for many reasons. This ranges from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill or simply having a low income and a family to feed. A simple box of food and supplies makes a big difference to someone in need. With Food Banks being pushed to their limits and the number of those in need rising year upon year we here at the 500 Club felt they were a worthy cause especially coming up to the Christmas break where hundreds go hungry including children. By helping the Food Bank you are helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
All involved in the donation have expressed pride in the work done by the Colchester Food Bank and described the experience as humbling. Our volunteers were given a tour of the Food Bank and shown statistics on the level of help it gives each and every day. On the month we visited they had just completed a huge 400 packs for those in need.
We would like to thank the Dedham Co – op in providing us with the food as well as kindly donating towards the Food Bank.
As we grow, more people are reaching out to us and want to be involved. If you would like to become a 500 Club member or have a local cause to nominate, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and subscribe.