Sintons’ staff volunteer at The People’s Kitchen
The People’s Kitchen is much-loved for its work in supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Newcastle, supporting them to fight hunger and loneliness since 1985.
Earlier this year, Sintons chose the charity – whose base on Bath Lane is only metres away from Sintons’ headquarters on the city’s Barrack Road – as the focus of its fundraising for the next two years, supporting the huge and growing demand on The People’s Kitchen as the cost of living crisis continues to impact more people and families.
Now, to extend its support further, a number of Sintons’ staff are volunteering at The People’s Kitchen during its meal service times. In addition to giving hot food, the charity also gives out packages of clothing, toiletries, food, mobile phones and sleeping bags, and plays a vital role in offering friendship and professional services to support mental wellbeing.
Since naming The People’s Kitchen as its nominated charity, Sintons has already raised a significant sum through holding a number of events in the past few months alone. Many more events and fundraising initiatives are planned for the remainder of the two years.
“The People’s Kitchen has played a vital role in our community for over 30 years, supporting local people during their most difficult times with food, kindness and friendship. We are very proud to have them as our staff charity,” says Christopher Welch, managing partner of Sintons.
“In addition to our fundraising, which will help to finance vital supplies, the charity depends entirely on the commitment of volunteers, so that seemed another way in which we could help. Our staff have kindly given up their time to do this and we are really pleased to lend our support in as many ways as possible.”