Babcock International is working with Argyle Community Trust, the official charity of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, to provide 200 hampers to local families in need this Christmas. Included in the hampers are turkey, ham, fresh vegetables, Christmas puddings and more, to ensure the families can enjoy a festive meal at this time of year. Each family is also being given a slow cooker and cookbook, to provide a little extra support to these families for Christmas and beyond.
Babcock volunteers packed the hampers earlier this week at Plymouth Argyle’s home ground of Home Park and on Friday 23rd December Babcock electric vans, drivers, and volunteers will be delivering the hampers across the city of Plymouth.
Dwain Morgan Head of Business and Impact at Argyle Community Trust said: “We are excited to be working with Babcock and are incredibly grateful for their support. To be able to support 1400 local people this Christmas Day to enjoy a warm dinner is a humbling experience.
These hampers will be delivered to families that we know are reliant on food aid and we hope that this hamper helps to provide some festive cheer.”
Brendan Staniforth, Business Planning Director, said: “As a major employer in the area, we have a very strong connection with our local community, and this has been reflected in the great response we’ve had from colleagues wanting to lend their time and support to this. It means a lot to be able to give some support to families in need in the areas where we live and work.”
In 2021/22 Babcock provided £3.3bn to the UK economy with over 56,000 jobs supported in the national economy, with over 19,000 jobs supported locally. If you have ever considered joining the thousands of people working for Babcock in the Southwest, you can find out more here.