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Sign of the times as food bank chosen by accountants

Worcestershire-based accountancy firm Ballards LLP has chosen Worcester Foodbank as its nominated charity of the year.

The Foodbank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

The Ballards support includes a year-long schedule of fundraising activities, volunteering schemes and events.

Ben Allman, partner at Ballards LLP said: “The Ballards team is very much community-focused, so it was not a surprise to me that Worcester food bank was voted by the staff as our chosen charity this year. We all recognise the tremendous pressure local communities are feeling right now, with many having to take the courageous decision to ask for help. “

Food bank operations co-ordinator, Ruth Allsopp said: “We are so grateful to be selected as the Charity of the Year by Ballards LLP employees this year.

“Currently we are feeding an average of 1,000 people a month here at Worcester Foodbank and we only see this increasing as winter sets in and the effects of the cost-of-living crisis take hold.

“We simply couldn’t meet the demand if it wasn’t for the support of the local community and businesses like Ballards.”

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From left to right: Matthew Clarke, marketing manager at Ballards LLP, Ruth Allsopp, operations coordinator at Worcester Food Bank, Heather Green, duty manager at Worcester Food Bank and Ben Allman, Partner at Ballards LLP

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