atg Evoqua Visits The Storehouse Project
atg Evoqua paid a visit this month to our official charity the ‘Storehouse Project’ to showcase our ongoing support as part of an open day organised by the Storehouse Project. The event was attended by a wide of range supporters from across the community as well as by LabourMember of Parliament for Leigh and Shadow Health Minister, Mr Andrew Burnham MP.
Storehouse Chairman, Nolan Bradshaw, shown below, started the day off with a small talk in which he explained the humble origins of the charity as a local food bank and how it evolved to an essential public service. All the supporters of the charity then took part in an interactive session, asking questions and discussing issues relevant to the community. The day was rounded off by a tour of the storerooms, food bank and the Grace charity shop.
The Storehouse Project, located in Billinge, provides a vital community service for some of the most vulnerable members of the Wigan community. Operating entirely on the kind donations of the local community, the charity provides essential help to those who need it most in the form of food parcels, clothing, children’s toys, furniture and household essentials.
Earlier this year atg Evoqua provided the funds to purchase a much-needed van for the Storehouse Project, replacing the former unreliable vehicle which was being used for the collection and delivering donations. The atg Evoqua support provided a larger and more reliable van for the storehouse volunteers, that importantly is much less costly to operate.
atg Evoqua Operations Director, Mr Frans Conradie explained how pleased atg Evoqua was to be able to support The Storehouse in a practical way; “The people involved in this charity humble me, they are the stars of the show here and it is a privilege to be able to get involved.
The event was a great success, it provided an excellent insight into the Storehouse Project and all that they do for the community. It was an absolute pleasure to meet people from all walks of life who shared a real passion for this great cause.
Visit the Storehouse Project website today and see how you can get involved.