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Kingdom collects for local food bank at Christmas

image.axdKingdom set up a collection point at Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows during December for any items that colleagues wished to donate to the local food bank.

Lots of food items were donated by Kingdom colleagues, and these were collected on Monday 19th December by Warren Done from the local Atherton and Leigh Foodbank.

Warren is pictured here collecting the items along with Kingdom’s Vetting Team Manager Tina Fessey.

Tina volunteers for the Atherton and Leigh Foodbank, which helps to feed people in crisis in these towns and the surrounding area. The foodbank, which opened in 2013, provides three days nutritionally balanced emergency food to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Last year they gave 3,994 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, which work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. They rely on the support of the local community for food donations, volunteering and finance. The foodbanks are an essential part of life for a lot of people now and the demand is ever increasing. 1 in 5 of the UK population lives below the poverty line. For more information on the Atherton and Leigh foodbank and how you can help, please visit https://athertonleigh.foodbank.org.uk/

CywNcIpWEAAgmwy.jpg largeOnce a month, Tina helps to collect tins for the foodbank in either Asda or Tesco and hands out leaflets to the shoppers there. Tina recently volunteered on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in the Tesco store in Leigh, and was joined there by the Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham MP – a former Secretary of State for Health, twice candidate for the Leadership of the Labour Party, former Shadow Home Secretary, and current Member of Parliament for Leigh and Labour’s candidate to be Mayor of Greater Manchester in the elections in May 2017. Tina showed Andy what to do and had a photo taken with him which he tweeted on his Twitter account and is posted here.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways, Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.