Blog14 April 2020

Andrews Sykes helps CACT deliver food to vulnerable locals

In the build-up to Easter, we received a call from the Charlton Athletic Community Trust asking if we could assist them with one of their initiatives. As long-term partners of the Trust, we have worked together for many years on a range of projects aimed at supporting local people.

So, when Jason Morgan, CACT’s Chief Executive, explained that a vehicle was required for a food collection and delivery, we were only too happy to help.

The Trust is working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and its various partners to provide sustenance to vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of eighteen pallets of food were collected from a local supermarket and delivered to Woolwich Common Community Centre – a process that took four trips.

We offered CACT the use of one of our delivery vans fitted with a tail lift to ensure they could meet their commitments and deliver a vital food to supply to people who desperately needed it.

Jason explained: “Andrews Sykes have been key supporters of CACT’s work in the community for many years. We’re extremely grateful for their support here which will make a key delivery during the Easter Weekend possible.

“It was proving to be a challenge to find appropriate transport in this period. After I contacted Paul and Andrews Sykes, they were immediately willing to assist at the key moment to help us get vulnerable local residents the food they need.”

Paul Wood, Managing Director at Andrews Sykes, said: “As a company with strong community links, we were very keen to assist CACT with their delivery which will provide local people with food during these challenging times.

“We have a long history of supporting the Trust and are very proud of our association with an organisation that does so much good throughout the borough and beyond.”

Having been based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for more than ninety years, we are delighted to play our part by helping people within our community alongside the Trust and the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency.

Claire Pritchard, GCDA’s CEO, said: “This support is invaluable at this time, making a huge difference, contributing to an essential supply of food to the most vulnerable people in Greenwich at this time.”