A group of Babcock employees from Devonport Royal Dockyard recently took to the streets of Plymouth to assist Plymouth Soup Run, which supports local people who experience homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency and/or mental health issues.
Since 2011, Plymouth Soup Run has delivered food and hot drinks to the homeless and vulnerable at the various locations across the city, seven days a week, 365 days of the year and has not missed a day, even during the pandemic.
With the number of people accessing the service steadily increasing, the support of Babcock’s employees was very welcome.
Throughout the evening, the seven employees from the Devonport senior leadership team, Unite trade union and HR prepared and cooked a hot meal as well as packing up lunch bags, before distributing the food at a number of stops across the city to feed more than 60 of Plymouth’s most vulnerable people.
“Having been involved for the last couple of years, it is saddening to see the numbers of people accessing the service increase, but it provides even more motivation to keep volunteering and encouraging others to offer their support.”
This is just one of the many community support projects Babcock is involved with as part of its Environmental Social Governance commitments.
Babcock recently supported other local charities such as Clean Our Patch, Plymouth Triathlon Club, Children’s Hospice Southwest and Filwood Hope – a charity closer to Babcock’s site in Keynsham.