Supporting local causes is really important to us, so when Rhubarb Farm’s van was stolen last month, we were pleased to have the opportunity to help.
After joining EEM and other companies in giving donations, the new 17-seater minibus was presented to Business Development Manager Angela and Managing Director Jennie at this year’s Building Communities Awards ceremony. The new minibus even comes with a personalised registration plate, with branding on both sides.
The minibus will help ensure Rhubarb Farm can continue to offer a valuable service to a range of vulnerable people including ex-offenders, those suffering from mental illness, disabilities, dementia and school students struggling with their behaviour, to name a few. They use a therapeutic organic horticulture model for developing skills in confidence, employability and improving health and well-being.
We just do not know how to thank EEM and all 25 companies, local authorities and housing associations (their members) whom they procure materials for. Incredible. It restores our faith in human nature. We want to express a special thanks to Pete Smith, CEO of EEM, who runs an amazing business not only recognising the good work of the businesses they procure for but donating its profits for community benefit and raising more money from its members to add to this. A brilliant model of corporate social responsibility.
Angela and Jennie, Rhubarb Farm
Watch the arrival of the of the minibus below: