Over 170 companies from the grocery industry were in attendance at the GroceryAid Ball on 28th February, raising over £580,000 for the charity. The funds raised at the event will provide over 775 crisis grants for working colleagues in the months to come. GroceryAid will assist over 15,000 grocery colleagues financially or through the Helpline in 2019 and demand for support from the charity is growing fast.
Steve Barnes, Chief Executive of GroceryAid said: “As we enter another challenging year for we need to grow the funds we raise and ensure the industry is with us on this journey. The range of companies attending shows support for GroceryAid has never been broader and the grocery trade is united to help colleagues past and present who find themselves in difficulty.”
Next year’s GroceryAid Ball is on 5th March 2020.