Crawley company collects food for homeless

Employees of a Crawley company took to the town’s shops and collected nearly 2,000kg of food donations for charities helping deal with the effects of 
homelessness and disadvantage.

Staff from PwC Gatwick participated in the first ‘One Ton Challenge’, to collect food for a wide range of charities which serve food and deliver food parcels for those in need.

The challenge saw 1,188kg of food collected in just one day. The food will be redistributed to charities by Crawley Food Collective, a project run by Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CVS).

Rachel Booles, chief executive of Crawley CVS, said: “This is a phenomenal achievement. Charities which work with the homeless, families in crisis and isolated older people will all benefit from the efforts of PwC staff and the generous donors. PwC have really set the bar very high for future challenges.”

Matt Cannon, who organised the PwC staff teams, added: “It was a cracking event and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was definitely seen as a huge success on our part.”

To take part in the One Ton Challenge, contact David Clay on 01293 657158 or email

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