Company at new complex overlooking A14 donates gifts and funds to three Stowmarket charities

A company which has set up its head office in a new purpose-built complex close to the A14 has donated gifts and funds to three charities in Stowmarket.

The Stowmarket Food Bank along with the Salvation Army in the town and the Stowmarket Sugarcraft Club are the beneficiaries thanks to kind-hearted staff at Precon Products Ltd.

Every year staff at the company, which has its main office and distribution centre at Lawn Farm Business Park, in Woolpit, close to Haughley Park, donates to its charity collection pot.

It is a supplier to the construction and building industry and has three other centres across the country at Daventry, Sheffield and Godalming, near Guildford.

And this year they purchased six trolleys-worth of food for the food bank, who put together 120 family hampers, many individual hampers as well as their normal food parcels which have dramatically increased in demand this year.

Pictured above is the food being dropped off with a member of the Stowmarket Food Bank, Precon Products director Ashleigh Hawes and his colleague Lydia Swallow, who organised the donations.

The company also purchased a multitude of gifts for the Stowmarket Salvation Army’s Present Appeal.

The Salvation Army has 24 families who are relying on them to provide presents for their children on Christmas Day with some families having up to eight children.

Precon also purchased non-perishable Christmas food and Tesco food vouchers as the Salvation Army has upwards of 18 families who without them would not have the money to cook a meal for their family on Christmas Day.

Lydia said: “We were so touched by the work the Salvation Army are doing beyond their Christmas appeals in the local community Precon Products donated a further £1,000 to the Stowmarket Salvation Army Just Giving page.“

Pictured above are all the presents purchased under Precon’s Christmas tree, and dropping off the presents, with Precon Products director Mike Philpot, his colleague Lydia Swallow, who organised the donations, and Stowmarket Salvation Army Major, Beverley Lloyd.

Precon also doubled all proceeds raised by Stowmarket Sugarcraft Club’s Cake Sale for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

Sales have already raised over £1,500 and when they manage to sell all the cakes they hoped to have raised in excess of £3,000.

Pictured top is Mike Philpot, Precon Products director, Stowmarket Mayor Keith Scarff and members from the Stowmarket Sugarcraft Club and St Elizabeth Hospice.

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