Working for our communities
Recognising the devastating impact Covid-19 continues to have within the local communities we serve, many of our businesses have responded during the year by connecting with local organisations to help deliver essential services outside of the businesses’ operational scope. The work that we deliver in communities across the UK means that in many cases our operatives have been a resident’s only connection to the outside world. Our local delivery teams have reported first-hand concerns about residents struggling, particularly during lockdown.
Our businesses have responded by authorising donations and offering labour to assist with a range of client partnered programmes. The list of incredible stories from our teams has been overwhelming, from individual acts of empathy and kindness, to business-wide drives to utilise assets and resources in order to deliver help to those in need of it. Our people have volunteered as NHS responders, assisting with deliveries, prescription pick-ups and organised food shopping for vulnerable people. Our businesses have covered the cost of fuel where deliveries were made out of hours using our fleet of vehicles.
David Lummis, MD of Aaron Services said “Residents’ struggles have prompted us to launch our Covid-19 Support Fund which will see us work with our clients by donating to their nominated food banks. We have been only too pleased to give back by donating food and with our team volunteering their time and vans to assist deliveries.”
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