On Thursday 12th March, Stephen Gibbons who heads up Uren’s Corporate social responsibility programme, attended the Cheshire Community Foundations (CCF) President’s Awards and Celebration. The event, which is held annually, reviews what the CCF has done in the past year and highlights some of the amazing work being done all over Cheshire. The charity invites donors, beneficiaries, volunteers, and supporters and presents awards to charities who have really made a difference through their outstanding work.

Cheshire Community Foundation raises funds to support hundreds of amazing small charities and voluntary groups across the whole of Cheshire and Warrington. They connect with companies in the Cheshire community, such as Uren, who want to make a difference to those most in need of help.

To date, they have raised over 11 million pounds and awarded over 1,000 grants. They aim to tackle poverty, disadvantage, and inequality to help build stronger, happier, and more resilient communities. The Cheshire Community Foundation is a brilliant cause that does so much to help the community around us and Uren are proud to work with them and donate to their cause.

Stephen said “This was a fantastic event that I was privileged to attend. Here at Uren Food Group, we have committed to support our local community for years to come!”

This may be the last gathering of its kind for some time now, considering the recent coronavirus outbreak and UK wide lockdown, and we are glad we got the chance to be a part of it. Although many of us cannot work, or have to work from home at the moment, the voluntary sector and Cheshire Community Foundation continue working to support those in need and sustain them through these difficult times.

Cheshire Community Foundation has recently set up a COVID-19 response fund to help those most vulnerable during the virus outbreak. The COVID-19 response fund will prioritise funding to charitable projects across the county that are supporting people affected by the virus, to help keep them safe and supported in their homes, reducing the pressure on the NHS. To find out more, or to donate yourself, to help those in need during this difficult time, visit their website.