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Housing developer David Wilson Homes makes £1,500 donation to West Berks Foodbank in Newbury





A Hungerford-based housing developer has made a £1,500 donation to West Berks Foodbank to help provide people in need with access to food parcels and related support services.

David Wilson Homes made the donation in order to help the charity support local people in food poverty and to ensure that members of the public can access other services, such as housing information, benefits advice, refugee assistance, and mental health support.

David Wilson Homes Southern donated £1,500 to West Berks Foodbank
David Wilson Homes Southern donated £1,500 to West Berks Foodbank

The foodbank, which is located at Greenham Business Park and was founded 10 years ago, has around 160 volunteers running a warehouse who collect, organise, and deliver donations and manage the charity’s five distribution centres in Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Calcot and Burghfield-and-Mortimer.

Foodbank trustee Julia Hoaen said: “We are delighted that David Wilson Homes has chosen our charity for its donation.

“The very generous gift of £1,500 will support the ongoing work to run the operation and keep our stock levels healthy after some weeks of very empty shelves in the summer.

Vicky Heyes from David Wilson Homes presenting the cheque for £1,500 to West Berks Foodbank
Vicky Heyes from David Wilson Homes presenting the cheque for £1,500 to West Berks Foodbank

“Increasingly, however, we are also helping clients in fuel poverty and requiring digital access, increasing our reliance on financial contributions such as this.

“We and our clients are very grateful to David Wilson Homes for their kind donation and their understanding of the needs of many in our community at a time when food inflation is growing faster than incomes, leaving so many worried about how they and their families will eat.”

To find out more about West Berks Foodbank, visit https://westberks.foodbank.org.uk/

Vicky Heyes from David Wilson Homes visiting the team at West Berks Foodbank after the donation
Vicky Heyes from David Wilson Homes visiting the team at West Berks Foodbank after the donation

David Wilson Homes Southern managing director Campbell Gregg said: “With many struggling due to the continuous rise in the cost of living, charities like West Berkshire Foodbank provide an extremely valuable service.

“As a leading housebuilder, we strive to support the communities in which we build, and we’re sure our Community Fund donation will go a long way to help the charity to support those that need it.”



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