Colleagues at Greencore’s salads manufacturing sites in Spalding and Boston have put on their hiking boots to support those who have been affected by mental health issues and suicide.
‘Dawn Walk for Samaritans’ took place throughout the UK at sunrise on Saturday 18 September and two groups of Greencore colleagues set off on a 10km sponsored walk from the Greencore Spalding site on Wardentree Lane and Elsea Park in Bourne.
The walk was particularly poignant for some of the Greencore walkers, as they themselves have been affected by the impact of suicide and mental health issues.
Every £5 raised helps the Samaritans to answer one more call, and the Greencore team has so far raised £425.
The Greencore site in Spalding has also hosted a series of ‘Great Food’ events, with the support of other local businesses to thank its colleagues. Local butcher, Trevor Sharpe provided the hog roast and Snaith Flowers provided sunflower decorations.
The events were designed to thank Greencore’s colleagues for their hard work and dedication at what is a busy time for the team. It was also a great opportunity to showcase some of the delicious salads that are produced at the site.
Greencore is currently recruiting for 135 roles across its sites in Spalding and Boston – please visit www.greencore.com/careers for more information.
Simon Titchner, General Manager at Greencore Spalding said:
“It is important for us at Greencore to work closely with our local community, both in supporting the needs of people and in helping to support other local businesses. I’m proud of our colleagues that have committed to supporting charity work and volunteering. It is also important for us to recognise and thank our people for the work they have done in helping to feed the nation, which is why it was such a pleasure to be able to host our Great Food events in September.”