Salford Food Bank
With support from Seddon, Salford Foodbank have provided 13,238 people with food parcels: 8720 adults; 4518 children. Seddon have supported various projects in partnership with Salford Foodbank throughout 2022 including:
- Collecting food donations from schools & local stores for the charity’s annual Harvest Festival.
- Providing a van and a driver every week for 3 weeks, one day per week (8 hours per session) throughout November & December to assist with their Christmas Appeal. Collecting a total of 1.5 tonnes of food.
- Painting the exterior of the Foodbank, giving it a much-needed revamp and providing expert advice regarding building alterations.
The Hive Community Hub
The Hub provides life changing support, welfare advice and free education provision to Salford residents. The centre was desperately in need of a revamp both internally and externally to make it more energy efficient.Seddon fitted a vestibule, double-glazed windows and installed a new heating and ventilation system to keep residents warmer for longer and to reduce energy costs. A new kitchen was fitted alongside painting and joinery work to make The Hive a more vibrant, welcoming and comfortable space for all. The refurbishment has given this highly valued community space a new lease of life, allowing the facility to remain open to support the local community throughout the year.
During 2022 Seddon made monetary donations to a host of local causes, including:
- Salford Loaves & Fishes
- The Salfordian Trust Ltd
- You Can Community Club
- Broughton Trust
- Salford Reds Foundation
- St Luke’s Primary School
- Salford Pride
The Mustard Tree, Little Hulton
During 2022 Seddon have provided support to the charity by donating to the charities Christmas Toy Appeal to help support struggling families celebrate Christmas. Seddon also gave the charity expert support and advice regarding building defects.
“Seddon’s support in delivering our essential food packages to the communities of Salford is very much appreciated and has a real impact on the logistical challenges we face daily” Paul Harris Salford Foodbank
Ongoing training and support
In the last 12 months, Seddon have supported:
- Salford Summer Activity Programme in Little Hulton, running construction intro sessions over 2 of 4 weeks with Preston Vocational Centre, an exceptional charity that provides the highest quality construction-based training in Lancashire.
- Inspired Communities, hosting a work experience session for 15 students.
- 2 x Salfordian care leavers, providing 6 month work placements in brickwork and plumbing (30 hours p/week).
- 3 x Kick Start trainees, who successfully went on to be employed by Seddon following their training.
- Lowry Academy, delivering a careers talk to Construction GCSE students.
- Winstanley College, providing students with careers advice.
- University Of Salford, supporting the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Environment ‘Sustainability Prize’
Salford City College (SCC):
- introducing Seddon’s supply chain to SCC’s Industry Partnership Scheme, creating work experience opportunities
- attending SCC’s Industry Partners Employer Event to promote their model to other employers
- attending presentations to students, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships and courses
- providing new Seddon site placements to 16 SCC students
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