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G F Tomlinson partners with Derby clothing bank for new year support

G F Tomlinson partners with Derby clothing bank for new year support

Midlands-based contractor, G F Tomlinson, has linked up with the Hope Store Charity in Derby to support the local community with essential items.

The Hope Store - part of the Hope Centre food bank in Derby - seeks to provide clothing, toiletries, and kitchen equipment to those in crisis, alongside supporting with food donations and hot meals at its premises on Curzon Street.

The organisation currently serves approximately 30 customers per week, including young and elderly, refugees, asylum seekers, low-income families and single parents living in poverty or fleeing domestic violence.

Those in need of items are able to book an appointment and pick up a Hope Store voucher from a number of agencies within Derby, where they can access the donation services on a quarterly basis.

Since October 2023, G F Tomlinson has been organising a clothing and kitchenware collection at its offices and installed six donation containers across its Building and Group offices to enable employees to drop off items with ease.

A substantial amount of quality donations were received, which included essential clothing, shoes, saucepans, cutlery and crockery.

Adrian Grocock, Managing Director of G F Tomlinson, said:

“Giving back to our local community is incredibly important to us as a business, and the Hope Store charity works hard to make a positive difference to the lives of so many in the area.

“Its services provide essential items to vulnerable people from all backgrounds, at a time when the cost-of-living crisis is making it very difficult for many to meet basic needs. We hope our donation can make a small contribution towards the important work that the Hope Store does for so many people in need.”

Denise Hawley, Manager of The Hope Store, said

“We would like to thank G F Tomlinson for the abundance of donations we have received. Their generosity will help improve the lives of those in the local community tremendously. We are extremely grateful for their support”.

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