Dawn Donates to National Volunteering Charity

jun 2, 2020, 12:00 by Rhian Hawkings

Dawn Foods has donated £500 to Royal Voluntary Service to support the charity’s COVID-19 appeal.

A national charity, Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support those in need in hospitals and in the community. The charity has thousands of volunteers working at scale in the NHS and within communities, providing services such as community transport, lunch clubs, community companions, home library services and opportunities for older people to socialise and stay active.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Voluntary Service’s emergency appeal has allowed the charity to help thousands of older and vulnerable people at home.

The donation is part of a wider charity initiative to be launched by Dawn Foods later in the year. The company recently donated to Caring Hands in the Vale, an outreach project based in Evesham, the location of Dawn’s UK and Ireland production facility. The donation enabled the charity to buy more provisions to stock its food bank, which is currently in even more demand due to the current difficult times.

Tim Clarkson, cluster director UK and Ireland at Dawn Foods said:

 “The work of Royal Voluntary Service supports people to stay well at home, enables them to access healthcare and ultimately reduces pressure on the NHS front line. Throughout the COVID-19 situation, the charity has helped older and vulnerable people who may be isolated and cannot see their families, not to feel alone. As a business based in a close knit community, supporting such a charity is particularly important to Dawn Foods.”