Got a project needing help? Give us a call

Ready to help: Bakkavor staff are looking for a worthwhile cause. Back (from left) ' Louise Kendall, Edward John Moss, Jo Fielding, Debbie Wheeler, Steve Scholes, Jennie Hewitt, Iris Wilson; front ' Tina Kitchen and Jean Donnelly.
Ready to help: Bakkavor staff are looking for a worthwhile cause. Back (from left) ' Louise Kendall, Edward John Moss, Jo Fielding, Debbie Wheeler, Steve Scholes, Jennie Hewitt, Iris Wilson; front ' Tina Kitchen and Jean Donnelly.

AN ARMY of volunteers from Bakkavor in Spalding are offering up their services to help community projects.

Staff belonging to the site’s employee forum are inviting worthy causes to get in touch to put forward a project that they can “get their teeth into”.

Volunteer Steve Scholes said: “We have a few willing volunteers and if someone has a project, we would be up for it.

“We have done projects in the past but this will be the first where we have asked the community to get involved.”

No job is too big or too small for the volunteers, as long as it will help the community.

The work would mainly need to be completed at weekends and any costs would have to be met by those requesting help.

Mr Scholes said: “Once we have some suggestions we will choose one to help. We’re not going to cherry pick the easiest and we are 100 per cent committed to seeing it through.

“We can not do every project that which comes in but we’re looking for a worthwhile project that we can get our teeth in to.

“We are prepared to get our hands dirty and our volunteers include everyone from those off the shop floor right up to our managers.

“We want to give something back to the people in our community.”

Previously, Bakkavor workers have lent their services to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by selling poppies for several days around Spalding.

They have also arranged fundraising events for the Butterfly Hospice Trust, a bed hospice in Boston which is due to open to patients this year.

l Anyone who would like to put forward a project to be considered by the group should email steven. scholes@bakkavor.co.uk.

Alternatvely, write to Steve Scholes, West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2BB.