Ballards LLP and Four Squared Recruitment Raise Over £1,400 for Worcester Foodbank

Ballards LLP, a leading accounting firm that has been serving clients in Worcestershire for over 40 years, and Four Squared Recruitment, a well-established recruitment agency also operating in the area, have together raised an impressive £1,400 for the Worcester foodbank through dedicated fundraising events and volunteering initiatives over the past few months.

The successful fundraising efforts were spearheaded by Ben Allman, Partner at Ballards LLP, and Emma Richardson, Managing Director at Four Squared Recruitment. Their teams came together to sell raffle tickets for prizes, encouraged employees to obtain sponsorships as they trained for a half marathon, and rallied participation for a challenging sprint triathlon. These energetic fundraising events generated funds to support the foodbank’s vital services.

In addition, groups of employees from both firms volunteered their time regularly over the holidays at the Worcester foodbank location to assist with day-to-day operations. Volunteers helped sort through incoming food donations, carefully pack nutritious emergency food parcels for families, and lend a hand with food distribution procedures. Employees found it rewarding to support the foodbank through hands-on volunteer work.

“We are extremely grateful for the incredible support from Ballards and Four Squared through their fundraising and volunteering efforts,” said Ruth Allsopp, Operations Coordinator at Worcester Foodbank. “Thanks to their dedication and generosity, we can continue providing food and assistance to local families struggling to make ends meet. It is heartwarming to see businesses stepping up to help those in need in our community.”

“We are absolutely thrilled that our collective fundraising and volunteering efforts over the past few months have resulted in over £1,400 raised for the important services that the Worcester foodbank provides,” said Ben Allman of Ballards LLP. “Our employees brought great enthusiasm not only for raising money through creative fundraising events, but also for donating their time and talent by volunteering at the foodbank itself. It has been tremendously rewarding for our staff to support this critical cause.”

Emma Richardson of Four Squared Recruitment added, “Seeing the passion and dedication from our employees as they went above and beyond to participate in fundraising events and consistently volunteer their time has shown us how committed we all are to helping our neighbours in need. We are thankful to have been able to support the foodbank in multiple ways, and plan to continue and expand our fundraising and volunteering efforts.”

The proceeds from the fundraising efforts will allow the Worcester foodbank, which aids thousands of individuals and families across the city every year, to continue providing emergency food parcels and other assistance to local people facing financial crisis. The foodbank relies heavily on donations and volunteers to serve the many struggling residents across Worcester.