Deeley Construction has donated a total of £1,000 to support two organisations in Coventry which provide a vital supply of food and support for local people.
The firm has donated £500 each to Hope Community Project in Lower Stoke and St Laurence’s Church in Foleshill.
The donations are part of the company’s commitment to supporting the communities where they work, with two developments ongoing in Stoke and Longford.
Deeley Construction partnered with the Community Resilience Team at Coventry City Council to link the business with two organisations which needed support in those areas.
Hope Community Project provides mental health support alongside a social supermarket. It provides food parcels for up to 70 families a week living in Lower Stoke.
Its services have been vital with the cost-of-living crisis and now, more than ever before, local people are seeking support from charities with food supply.
St Laurence’s Church in Foleshill provides a safe haven for women and also offers a food bank for people living in the area, ensuring that people that need help can get it in Foleshill.
Deeley Construction’s donation to each organisation will be used to purchase non-donated food items they need for food hubs.
The Deeley Group are currently completing a 78,000 Sq ft multi-let industrial development near Junction 3 of the M6 motorway and a refurbishment of a school near Stoke Aldermoor.
Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are proud to have supported charities across Coventry for more than 85 years.
“Community is a core value of our business and we always seek to support the communities we work in. Coventry City Council’s team identified these two causes and we were only too happy to support.
“We hope the donation will make a difference to both organisations and benefit people living in the communities they serve.”
Caroline Taylor, Manager at Hope Community Project, added: “This funding will help us to purchase fresh food that will really make a difference to the food we provide. We cannot thank Deeley enough.”
Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “The cost-of-Living crisis is forcing more people than ever to seek food support and other help from charities.
“The community always step up to help their neighbours and that’s why there are more community settings offering local food and health support.
“They are often run by volunteers and are always there to help people when the need is greatest. I want to thank Deeley for their generous support.”
To find out more about how businesses can support community schemes e-mail Sharon.Thomas@coventry.gov.uk
PHOTO CAPTION: Eleanor Deeley (left) with Laura Edmunds and volunteers from St Laurence’s Church.