Builder announces support for local foodbanks

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BELLWAY Homes (Scotland East) has donated £1,000 to help foodbanks in the communities in which the firm is building new homes.

The housebuilder has given £200 each to foodbanks in West Lothian, Perth and Kinross, East Lothian, Edinburgh North East and Dunfermline.

Sales director Lynn Pringle explained, “Demand for help from the foodbanks is very high and this looks likely to continue for some time. We wanted to do something to help following the warm welcome Bellway has received from the communities we build for.”

Bellway’s current developments in Scotland include The Almond and Laurel Park in Livingston, Winchburgh Grange in WInchburgh Village West Lothian, Charlotte’s Gate in Broxden, Perth, Prince’s Gate in Prestonpans in East Lothian, West Edge Meadows in Gilmerton Edinburgh, and Carnegie View and Calais Muir Grange in Dunfermline.

Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, added, “Thank you to Bellway Scotland East for their support. As the pandemic continues, more people are likely to need a food bank’s help. Foodbank teams are working tirelessly to ensure help continues to be available. But ultimately, no one in the UK should need a foodbank – all of us should have enough money for the essentials.

“The support of Bellway Scotland East will help foodbanks within our network continue to provide the lifeline of emergency support for local people in crisis, while we work in the long term to build a hunger free future.”