‘At the beginning of the year, Steeles Law launched its ’50 acts of kindness’ in celebration of our 50th anniversary with the aim to undertake as many acts of kindness to our local community as possible. Unfortunately, many of the events we had planned were unable to go ahead due to the pandemic’. Said Marketing and Business Development Manager, Andrea Smith. ‘The pandemic and restrictions imposed have made 2020 an exceptionally hard year for many charities, so I am delighted that we have been able to support The Feed, Norwich Foodbank, Home Instead and Diss Corn Hall with our Christmas donation.’
Part of the donation made will fund a month’s worth of hot drinks which will be provided by The Feed social enterprise to those in need in Norwich. It gives a much-needed boost at a time when winter weather has arrived and helps The Feed continue its mission to tackle poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Norwich.
Chris Elliott, Corporate Relations Officer at The Feed, said ‘We have seen a growth in people needing hot drinks from us who can’t afford to buy their own which mirrors the increased numbers of people using our Community Fridge to access food. We have operated a ‘pay it forward’ scheme for a while whereby anyone can donate the cost of a drink which is then available to someone else who needs it. This kind donation from Steeles Law means we have enough hot drinks available for the next month at our cafe on Prince of Wales Road’.
Andrea Smith, commented ‘We’ve supported The Feed in the past in several ways and funding in such a directly practical way, which helps people this winter, is something we are delighted to do.’
The Steeles Law Christmas appeal has also supported:
- Norwich Foodbank who support Individuals and families in need through emergency food parcels. ‘Thank you so much for thinking of us in this very practical way and for your support.’
- Home Instead ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ scheme which is helping older people at Christmas.
- Diss Corn Hall is a charity staffed almost entirely by volunteers, relying on donations to help cover the cost of delivering many of their community activities like Time With Friends, Arts Awards, Saturday Club, Tots Tuesdays, Matinee Screenings, and free tickets for special groups.
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