Leicester’s New Wycliffe Home for the blind has benefited from a ‘Changing Rooms’ style makeover carried out by the Food Convenience team. The team donned painting gear for a day, picked up brushes and set about cleaning, decorating and brightening up the dining room. They treated the residents to fish and chips as the room was closed for the day. In the afternoon they entertained residents and handed out chocolate and cakes.
“The residents are thrilled with their new dining room and had a wonderful afternoon with the Mars team,” manager Julie Rudd said. The charity was also a beneficiary of donations from Nisaway’s Making a Difference Locally scheme, which is supported by Mars. For every case sold in an Uncle Ben’s promotion 3p goes into the scheme. One local retailer chose to donate his proportion to VISTA, which supports 6,000 blind and partially sighted people in Leicestershire and Rutland.
“Nisa is fully supportive of community projects and will be featuring the Convenience team’s efforts in their consortium magazine,” said Katherine Mann, national account manager.