M&S Charity of the Year 2016/17

We are very pleased to be voted by M&S for Charity of the Year 2016/17, it is an exciting news for us and looking forward to working with M&S on this campaign. M&S is not only a retailer that sells food and clothing’s, they also aim to create a positive impact in society and improve people’s’ lives wherever they touch them, in line with their company purpose by Making Every Moment Special. M&S aims to become the world’s most sustainable retailer. Through their Plan A 2020 programme they want to ensure that every M&S store contributes positively to their local community. Over 550 store, nation-wide, M&S choose a local charity to support them in fundraising throughout the year. Last year alone, they collected over £900,000 fund for charities and they aim to collect, even more, this year. Skills & Care Greenwich has been working in Greenwich for the last 4 years, delivering projects that help local residents in dealing with poverty, community cohesion, employment and substance miss-use. Last year, Skills & Care joined the forces with M&S to reduce food wastage and re-distribute the surplus food among the needy people. The project manager, Sonia Thapa said –“The re-distribution food not only have prevented the food wastage but also has improved health & well-being of the service users. It goes without saying that the surplus food fed so many hungry and homeless people”. Till Date, Skills & Care Greenwich has redistributed over 20 tons of surplus food to local people.