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Armsons Barlow Raise £2,000 Cheque For Derby Charity

Leading Derby-based project managers, construction cost consultants and building surveyors Armsons Barlow have raised £2,000 for local charity the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance at their annual golf day.

Members of the Armsons Barlow team visited the company’s warehouse on Ascot Drive in the city to present the cheque for £2,000 to the charity.

The money raised will help people across the city suffering from food poverty and help to provide long term solutions to deprivation and poverty.

The funds were raised at Armsons Barlow’s charity golf day, which was held at Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derby. 14 teams of four comprising guests from the business community and Armsons Barlow staff took part in the tournament which took place on Friday 19 May.

Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance was initially created to respond to the needs of people at the start of the COVID pandemic in March 2020, but since then has progressed to deliver substantial work across the city.

In 2022, the charity distributed more than 20,000 food parcels and supported 22,000 adults and 17,000 children.

Commenting on the cheque presentation, Joshua Toon, director of Armsons Barlow, said:

“It has been a very positive experience to visit Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance and see their valuable work at first hand.

“The charity has done fantastic work over the past three years to help tackle poverty in Derby, and we hope the £2,000 raised at our annual golf day will enable them to provide their valuable services to even more local people.

Paul Brookhouse, senior manager at Derby Food 4 Thought, added:

“We are currently giving away over 2,000 food parcels a month and due to a drop in food donations, are currently spending a significant amount on purchasing food to meet demand.

“The £2,000 will help us ensure that fresh fruit and vegetables are still provided as part of our ambient food parcels. We are so grateful for the support.”

Armsons Barlow are a progressive independent firm of chartered quantity surveyors, construction cost consultants, building surveyors and project managers based in Derby.

Their ethos is to provide innovative, and professional construction consultancy services for an increasing range of clients and their projects, across both the public and private sectors.

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