Compass Minerals Helps Local Families in Winsford
Compass Minerals employees collected 162 kilograms of food, or 12 boxes, to donate to a food bank in Winsford, Cheshire. The Mid Cheshire Foodbank, supported by the Trussell Trust, provides three days of emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in Cheshire.
“We are committed to supporting our local community and this is the second year that we have collected for and donated to the Mid Cheshire Foodbank,” said Gordon Dunn, managing director of Compass Minerals. “Our employees have been extremely generous in their donations.”
Employees at the Winsford mine also raise funds to support charity events including the Great Manchester Run and the Winsford 10K. Throughout the year, employees, their families and friends raised funds for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), St. Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Bliss, The Christie, Epilepsy Research UK and Diabetes UK.
“We have an active charity committee with employees who work closely with the local community. In addition to our support of the Foodbank, our employees have raised money through various fundraising events,” said Mike McAuley, operations team leader and chair of Compass Minerals’ charity committee in Winsford. “All money raised from employee donations is matched at 50 percent by the company, enabling the charity committee to coordinate donations of over £8,000 to local and national charities during the last two years.”
In the picture to the right, the U.K. employees begin loading the 12 boxes of food donated to The Mid Cheshire Foodbank. Pictured from left to right: Tom Maddock, a member of the Mine Engineering Apprenticeship Programme; Gordon Dunn, managing director; Mike McAuley, operations team leader and chair of the charity committee in Winsford.