Burnley charity group receives generous drinks donation

Burnley charity group Calico has been given more than 10,000 soft drinks to hand out in the community.
Refreso donated more than 10,000 drinks for Calico staff to hand outRefreso donated more than 10,000 drinks for Calico staff to hand out
Refreso donated more than 10,000 drinks for Calico staff to hand out

Refresco, the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages, made the donation after site project manager Chris Cooper heard about all the community work Calico had been doing.

The Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction team used company vehicles to distribute stock across a variety of locations in Lancashire, including Gateway homelessness service, Barley View care home, SafeNet Domestic Abuse Support Services refuges and other services in the area which are working hard to provide vital support to those in the community who need it the most.

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Furloughed Calico Homes staff also gave up their time to help with deliveries.

“Since lockdown started, it’s been a strange time and its impacted people’s lives in many ways," said Chris. "For us as a site, we’ve become a lot busier and had to be more agile to change from what we normally do.

“The reactions and engagement to these changes are a testament to the Nelson team onsite and whilst our people are working hard getting beverages out of the door, it’s good to know we are supporting our local community and that some of our products are being donated to some of the centres and facilities that The Calico Group run.”

James Macaree, managing director at Ring Stones, said: “It’s great that our team could help support this generous donation and distribute the stock across the Group’s many sites, from Burnley to Lancaster.

"Seeing colleagues give up their own time to help spread a little kindness is just another reminder of the brilliant, continued effort being carried out from the people working behind the scenes.”

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