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Stadium & Racecourse staff take time out for Glasgow charity

Keith Snedden from Hamilton Park Racecourse
Staff from Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park, and Hamilton Park Racecourse, swapped their normal nine-to-five for a day of volunteering at a local foodbank, as part of a drive to tackle worldwide hunger.
Four employees from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, who provide catering and events support at both sites, joined Fareshare in Glasgow to work in the charity’s warehouse.

The hands-on support was organised as part of Sodexo’s ‘Stop Hunger’ initiative, which sees the company donating time, money and skills to combat hunger, support good nutrition and promote life skills in local communities.

Kirstie Brooks and Keith Snedden from Hamilton Park Racecourse, and Hampden Park’s David Tougher and Stephen Hampson helped sort food and arrange deliveries during their volunteering stint.  

David Trotter, Account Director, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “Fareshare do amazing work, supporting vulnerable members of our community by saving good food destined for waste and giving it to charities and community groups, who then transform it into nutritious meals.  

“Volunteers are at the core of the organisation and are a vital part of its success, so we were more than happy to send some of our colleagues along to support their work.  

“Sodexo is passionate about tackling hunger and regularly offers staff volunteering opportunities and we hope to continue our relationship with Fareshare.”  

Through its Stop Hunger initiative, Sodexo raised more than £2m last year, distributing the equivalent of 2.9m meals to people in need.

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