Mountsorrel employees give back to local charity

January 15, 2021

At the end of 2020, employees at Tarmac’s Mountsorrel quarry pulled together to support a local charity with food and other essential supplies.

Mountsorrel Quarry donated three collection boxes to the Soar Valley Community Food Project based at a Baptist Church in Mountsorrel.

Mick Stevens, estates manager at Mountsorrel said: “Last year was tough. With COVID-19 affecting the nation in so many ways, charities across the country were being leaned on for support more than ever. With the added pressures of the pandemic, sadly so many people were, and still are going without food.

“Supporting the Soar Valley Community Food Project was special to so many of us working at Mountsorrel Quarry. We were able to supply three collection boxes of non-perishable food, helping many of those who may have had to skip another meal.”

Elaine Budd, a volunteer at the Soar Valley Community Food Project said: “Foodbanks cannot operate without donations and we are tremendously grateful for the donations we have received from Mountsorrel Quarry.

“Our work at the Soar Valley Community Food Project isn’t just focussed on ensuring people eat. To support those without heating in their homes at this time of year, we provide financial support for gas so that they can stay warm. We also guide people with the advice and support they need to ensure they never have to go to bed hungry again. Every single donation, however big or small, helps us in getting one step closer to this goal.

“Once again, thank you to everyone who works at Tarmac and Mountsorrel Quarry, you have put a smile on many people’s faces.”

The collection at Mountsorrel was part of a wider campaign, with over 130 collection boxes being donated by Tarmac employees to their chosen local charities.

Donations spread far and wide across the country, with employees giving back to foodbanks, hospital wards, as well as hospices, and healthcare charities.