Community is at the heart of everything we do at Halewood, and we are so proud of all the incredible charitable work, so many of you get up to outside of work.
One person who has been making a real difference to vulnerable families across Merseyside is Trim and Final’s, Scott Flannery.
As well as spending 12 months volunteering for non-profit organisations, which support homeless people, Scott has joined his cousin Kevin's new charity, Aid to All, of which he is also a committee member.
Aid to All provides people in need with access to food, clothes and furniture as well as one-to-one emotional support for anyone struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse or relationship problems.
Asked why he chooses to volunteer, Scott said: “I love being able to help other people and make a difference to their lives- that’s that drives me to be a volunteer. My late uncle, Stephen, also did a lot of work for foodbanks and that really inspired me- so I’m also doing this for him.”
Talking about Aid for All, Scott said: “Aid for All is just that- for everyone. You don’t have to be homeless to get our help, whether it’s for access to food, clothing, furniture or emotional support. We have a team of 21 volunteers and are hoping to grow this, as despite opening our charity doors just few months ago, we already have hundreds of people accessing our services.
Scott said: “In the last 15 days alone- we have supported 94 families in Merseyside and this figure is only going to get bigger.”
When asked how fellow Halewood employees could support charities like Aid for All, Scott said: “It’s not just about volunteering time- we know that’s not possible for everyone, and not everyone will be able to donate either.
“Actually, one of the most important things you could do is to share information about our charity via your social media account, so that people out there who are struggling, know we are here and can help them.”
Talking about how he juggles his volunteering around work and being Dad, to five-year old son, Lincoln, Scott said: “Working shifts helps as I can factor in the time around them and Lincoln comes along with me too which is amazing as we get to do this together. Knowing you have helped someone is an amazing feeling and I’m grateful that even at such an early age, my son is getting to experience that.” If you would like to support Aid to All, we have included the social media handles below