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Throughout the lockdown, our teams have been helping a range of charities provide support to those in need. We collected clothes for the Homeless Centre on Ealing Road, food for the Hounslow Foodbox, and other household items for the Brentford Children’s Centre, the Riverside Vineyard in Feltham, and Mums, Bumps and Babies in Ealing.

Now that our office has re-opened, we aren’t able to take in any more donations – the charities we have been supporting have no more space for the overwhelming amount of donations given by our generous West London neighbours.

However, we’re still doing all that we can to help. Our Head of People and Compliance, Henry Lane, has co-ordinated a group of his neighbours to cook hot meals for the Homeless Centre on Ealing Road.

The group have been providing these meals for nine weeks now, cooking around forty meals each – and in that time they’ve rustled up a vegetarian chilli, pasta Bolognese, mac and cheese, baked potatoes with beans, roast vegetable soup, and a Moroccan chickpea curry.

Henry Lane adds: “we’ve got volunteers lined up for the next five weeks too, it’s great that people are so keen to help.”

After our volunteers delivered a fantastic vegetarian curry and rotis, the Homeless Centre manager Gavin Duffy commented “the curry went down a treat – 36 hungry bellies happy and content tonight.”

You can find out more about the other charity and community projects we have been working on during the lockdown here.