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GroceryAid’s new president, Charles Wilson, hosts first event

PUBLISHED: 21 Feb 2020

Having taken over as President of the industry charity GroceryAid in January, Charles Wilson, CEO of Booker, attended his first official engagement on Tuesday 11th February 2020 in Scotland.

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Joining Peter Steel and Jim Harper, co-chairs of GroceryAid’s Scotland Branch, he hosted an invitation-only dinner at The Corinthian Club in Glasgow for over twenty Scottish industry leaders.

Many of those attending were completely unaware of the charity’s services and following an overview by Jane Hill, GroceryAid’s Fundraising Director, there was much discussion as to how to spread the word further within the Scottish industry.

Peter Steel, co-chair of GroceryAid’s Scotland Branch commented, 

“Too many colleagues working in the trade in Scotland – across manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and retail (multiple, co-op and independent) don’t know about the wide range of support they can access through GroceryAid.  This evening allowed us to engage leaders in the Scottish trade in helping to spread the word.”

“GroceryAid is supporting thousands of people from across our trade. The team in Scotland are doing a fantastic job and the evening helped build awareness and provided great support for GroceryAid"- Charles Wilson

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This pandemic has truly challenged everyone's mental and physical wellbeing. We are here for all of our grocery colleagues, whether its big or small worries or concerns; let's tackle them together today.

✅Check-in in on your emotional wellbeing: https://www.groceryaid.org.uk/get-help/health-and-wellbeing-support/

The pandemic has affected employment profoundly which is why people are turning to food banks, universal credit and crisis support.

🌈Our COVID 19 Fund is there to support grocery households who are struggling financially.

Find out more: https://www.groceryaid.org.uk/get-help/covid-19-fund/

🔎Reports are rising in the number of internet searches around divorce since the pandemic started.

We can help grocery colleagues with:
1. Free relationship counselling
2. Free legal advice
3. Financial assistance and debt advice.

Call us today: 08008 021 112

#charitytuesday