Bamber Bridge firm hope to raise £30k to donate to food banks this winter

Posted on - 18th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Michael Patel of Sapphire Utility Solutions

During these unprecedented times, many families and individuals are struggling to cope.


Coronavirus struck almost a year ago, yet many shops are still closed, infection rates are still too high, and many are still on furlough.

Sapphire Utility Solutions would usually pay for food or drink for their staff members around the festive season, however, this year, staff have committed to support others in the community.

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The Bamber Bridge-based company pride themselves on giving back to the community, and so they will be donating to local food banks.

Managing Director for Sapphire Utility Solutions, Michael Patel, said: “At Sapphire, we want to make a difference and play our part in supporting the communities in which we work and live.

“To achieve this aim, I have set a target of raising £30,000 between now and Christmas day to provide essential items for food banks in our local communities.

“If our staff, clients and partners are able to raise such an amount, Sapphire will double it.

“Many of our hard-working staff members already support charities in their spare time, so rather than pick the most popular charities within Lancashire, we decided to choose charities which were dear to our hearts.

“The three food banks, which we are supporting are: Preston community hub, Noor food bank and Andover food bank.”

At the time of reporting, the Sapphire team have raised more than £12,000.

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All the food banks make an enormous difference to people, especially across the winter months, and Sapphire are pleased they will be able to help with their efforts in 2020.

If you would like to donate to help Sapphire reach their target, click here.

A little goes a long way for those in need.

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