21st December 2020

Cavendish Nuclear has donated funds totalling £12,000 to charities in the communities surrounding six of its offices across the UK.

Cavendish Nuclear is committed to making a positive impact and a long lasting sustainable legacy in the communities where we operate and where our workforce work and reside. Recognising the unprecedented year we have had and the challenging time that Christmas poses for some, Cavendish Nuclear is pleased to be able to donate to six charities/community groups supporting vulnerable/homeless people in our local communities.

Donations have been made to following six charities/community groups to enable them to provide extra support this Christmas:

• Bristol – The Bristol Soup Run Trust
• Dounreay – Thurso Development Community Trust
• Newbury – Loose Ends
• Leicester – b-inspired
• Warrington – Warrington Open Door at Christmas
• West Cumbria – Phoenix Enterprise Centre Fare Share Food Pantry

Dominic Kieran, Managing Director, “The communities we live and work in are incredibly important to us. This has been an especially challenging year and I am pleased that we have been able to provide support to those most in need in the local communities near a number of our sites.”

Martyn Jones, Trustee/Director, The Bristol Soup Run Trust, “On behalf of everyone at the Bristol Soup Run Trust I want to say a huge thank you to Cavendish Nuclear for supporting us. We have continued to operate a nightly soup run in Bristol city centre every day in 2020 and this has only been possible thanks to the dedication of our amazing volunteers and the support of our generous donors.”

Joan Lawrie, Development Manager, Thurso Community Development Trust, “We operate a
community larder called ‘The Sharing Shed.’ The aim of the larder is to redistribute surplus food to assist people who are in need, as well as ensuring that they are given advice on cooking, budgeting and maximising their income. The donation from Cavendish Nuclear will assist the Trust to deliver these services.”

Linda Fergusson, Chair of Trustees, Loose Ends Newbury, “Loose Ends is a drop-in centre run solely by volunteers in Newbury serving food to the homeless and vulnerable five days a week. The preparation and serving of healthy, hot meals is our main function but we also offer mini food parcels, toiletries and clean clothes and we work with other agencies and charities and signpost people to those who can provide help. Thank you to Cavendish Nuclear for supporting us.”

Catherine Derwent, Communication and Project Support Worker, Binspired Braunstone Foodshare, Leicester, “The Foodshare scheme was set up in January 2011 to help reduce food waste from supermarkets but now the scheme works to tackle food poverty in the local area. We are overwhelmed with the generosity shown by Cavendish Nuclear this Christmas. Thank you for supporting our cause after such a difficult year, where the need for our services has increased by 37% over the past few months.”

Andy Willis, Chairman, Warrington Open Door at Christmas (WODAC) On Christmas Day, “Run entirely by volunteers over the eight day Christmas period, WODAC offers take away food and drinks with additional focus on delivering food parcels and Christmas gifts to the residents of Warrington who are less fortunate. WODAC would like to thank Cavendish Nuclear for its very generous donation.”

Joanne Crowe, Ops Manager, Phoenix Enterprise Centre, Cumbria, “Phoenix Enterprise Centre is very grateful for the generous donation from Cavendish Nuclear. These funds will support the delivery of food and essentials (and a selection box for children) to some of the most vulnerable families across Copeland this Christmas time. Thank you so much.”

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