Active Tameside recently ran a campaign across their Fuel cafes for World Hunger Day (28th May), to raise awareness of the cause and to make a difference to the local community.
With the help of one of their local suppliers, Dunsters Farm, Active Tameside sold bottles of water in all 5 of their Fuel cafes, which are situated in their gyms and attractions.
With the help of their members, customers and staff; Active Tameside raised a total of £240 from the bottles of water sold. With their head office (Active Ken Ward) being located in Tameside South, they decided to donate the money that was raised to the local foodbank (Tameside South and Longdendale).
On Friday 8th June, Active Tameside’s Deputy CEO, Reg Patel, presented the cheque to the foodbank’s Project Co-ordinator, Susan Ayers. Susan was over the moon with the amount raised and said a big thank you to all involved.
World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. More than 815 million people in the world do not have enough food. The aim of World Hunger Day was to make a difference to the poorest communities.
Active Tameside is a not for profit charitable leisure trust that delivers a wide range of leisure facility and community-based services that generate participation in physical activity and sport, to improve health and wellbeing, predominantly in the Tameside area.
Active Tameside’s Catering Manager, Lee Whittaker, continues to work to build the Fuel café brand and improve its offering, while also developing other ways to give back to the local community.