09 September 2020
Donations to six charitable projects will support the health and wellbeing of those most vulnerable and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Hull and the surrounding area.
RB, a global leader in hygiene, health and nutrition, announced today it is donating £266,000 to support severely impacted communities.
The donations will enable Fareshare, Hull Homeless Community Project, HEY Mind, John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, The Food Partnership and Forum to continue critical support for the most vulnerable groups in our local community. Amongst those set to benefit are those at risk or impacted by food poverty, homelessness and mental health, as well as young entrepreneurs who may not be eligible for government business grants.
Established in Hull in 1840, RB has significant R&D and manufacturing operations in the city, employing 1500 people. This local donation builds on the global commitment RB has already made through its £32 million Fight for Access Fund.
Rachael Starkey, HR Manager, RB explains: “As a major employer in the region, we’re delighted to be able to support the local community at such a challenging time. The pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing, and we are proud to be able to give something back with the help of these amazing charities.”
Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We are delighted to be working with RB to support some of our most vulnerable residents in the city.
“Charities in Hull play a vital role in supporting our communities, and these donations will continue to ensure we can assist people in what has been some of the most challenging times in recent years.”
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