FareShare Merseyside invite athletes to tackle
FareShare Merseyside is delighted to announce a new
partnership with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, in which athletes use their spare time
to tackle food waste.
English footballer Chris McCready, is volunteering at FareShare Merseyside today
to give back to the local community and empower others to do the same. He will
be driving refrigerated vehicle from FareShare Merseyside to 6 frontline
charities and community groups to help tackle hunger and food waste, by
redistributing good food that would otherwise go to waste to vulnerable people
in Merseyside. In total FareShare Merseyside delivers to 151 frontline charities
on a weekly basis.
Chris McCready, former professional footballer, said:- "I am delighted to
offer my help and support to FareShare Merseyside. Part of my aims this year is
to be more giving of my time in helping others and this is an amazing charity.
FareShare put the needs of others above their own and their approach resonates
with me on a personal level and further down the line it is something I would
like to inspire in my own children as they get older."
Mark Hall, Development Manager for FareShare Merseyside, said:- "A huge
thank you to Dame Kelly Holmes Trust for supporting FareShare and inspiring
others to follow in their footsteps. This partnership is fantastic for
Merseyside as we are adopting an alternative resource to ensure the food we
receive is being redistributed to our frontline charities. Without volunteers,
we simply couldn't operate and get the food out to people who need it the most
in homeless shelters, children's breakfast clubs and domestic violence refuges."
Leigh Hall, Area Manager at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, added:- "All of our
world class athletes are passionate about giving back to the local community and
want to change the lives of local people through the work that they do. We are
fortunate enough to have a strong, and exceptionally talented team of athletes
who go above and beyond in their communities. True partnerships are key to the
work we do, both locally and nationally and the value FareShare adds to
community groups and charities is inspirational."
Volunteers can register their interest
online, plus you can also
contact FareShare Merseyside on:- 0151 486 1139 or send Mark Hall an