Cammell Laird donates £5000 to Feeding Birkenhead

Cammell Laird is throwing its weight behind Birkenhead MP Frank Field’s ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ campaign.
 
The internationally recognised Birkenhead based marine and engineering services company is donating £5000 to support the project’s objective of eliminating hunger in the town.
 
Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said the company wanted to support people in the community who were suffering from homelessness and or having a need to visit foodbanks.
 
“Cammell Laird wants to play its part in helping this programme and, having been brought up in Birkenhead, I want to offer my backing to this important and worthwhile initiative,” he said. “We applaud Mr Field for raising awareness of this growing problem. I would ask and encourage all businesses to get involved in helping Frank and the Feeding Birkenhead programme. This is a cause whose profile needs to be raised as hunger and homelessness should not be happening today.”
 
Frank Field MP added: “John Syvret and Cammell Laird have set a new bar for businesses looking to play their part in countering hunger. Feeding Birkenhead has been so fortunate to be able to draw upon donations of food, volunteers and money from local businesses, but this substantial donation from Cammell Laird will really strengthen our anti-hunger programme. I am hugely grateful and hope very much that others will be looking to follow John’s lead.’
 
Feeding Birkenhead is a coalition of churches, community groups, and other organisations working together to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead. A key part of Feeding Birkenhead involves diverting surplus food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets’ supply chains to those groups working with people need. The Feeding Birkenhead project campaigns to raise awareness of the specific issues that push individuals and families in the town to the brink of hunger.
 
Contact details to support Feeding Birkenhead: Andrew Forsey Tel: 0207 219 6636 Email: andrew.forsey@parliament.uk

 

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