Celebrating our 30th anniversary
August 2019: Nicky is at the Hailsham Foodbank Holiday Shack
Next year Cavendish turns 30 and to celebrate, the team are giving back to the local Sussex community by volunteering for charity for 12 days over 12 months. So far, Jade volunteered for a day at the Barnardo’s charity shop in Eastbourne that she used to work at, and Tracey took part in Seaford Head Beach Clean which was organised by the Marine Conservation Society and Sussex Wildlife Trust.
This month, Owner and Director of the Company, Nicky Walker, spent the morning volunteering at the Hailsham Foodbank Holiday Shack which supports families by allowing children to play and for the family to also have lunch, whilst they were there.
During her first volunteer morning, Nicky enjoyed playing with the children and keeping them occupied with sand art, colouring, Play-Doh, as well as games in the tent!
Keen to continue the good work, Nicky volunteered at another foodbank session, this time at Wealden Activity Day at the Hailsham Foodbank.
Wealden Activity Day at the Hailsham Foodbank
At this session, the Hailsham Foodbank were serving healthy fruit smoothies to children which were liquidised by their own pedal power, through a static bike, which had been set up to blend smoothies, through the riders pedal power, hence it being dubbed as the ‘smoothie bike!’.
The event granted a great opportunity to speak with parents and families about the requirement of food banks and the increase in their demand and the importance of volunteering when children returned to school.
Nicky said: “I’m thrilled to be leading the charity work at Cavendish. 2020 marks 30 years in business and we want to give back and support the community. Food Banks are important parts of our communities and it was great to be able to play a small part in helping the Hailsham food bank and meeting all the lovely families.”
About the charity
Hailsham Foodbank believes that no one in the community should have to face going hungry so it provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.
The foodbank is a project founded by the Crosslink Trust, working towards stopping hunger in the local area. The Christian charity has around 50 volunteers from local churches and people across the community.