Leading Welsh property and construction firm Jehu Group announced at the start of 2018 it would be fighting the cause to prevent hunger, they named The Trussell Trust as their Charity of the year.
Jehu Group hosted a fundraising band night at popular Cardiff venue Tramshed in aid of poverty charity The Trussell Trust, which runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, give emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK.
The money raised at the band night will go towards the Trusts vision to end hunger and poverty in the UK by bringing communities together and providing compassionate, practical help with dignity whilst challenging injustice.
Almost 200 people attended the charity band night, which welcomed live music and entertainment from local bands, 4th Street, State of Mind and Special Brew, raising just over £2,000.
Simon Jehu, Managing Director of Development and lead guitarist of band State of Mind said: “Putting on this type of event allows us to help raise the profile of The Trussell Trust. It’s a sad fact but foodbanks are being all too common in Wales.”
There are currently 13 million people living below the poverty line and in the last year The Trussell Trust have given over £1.1 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
Simon also commented: “We have also started working with many of the local foodbanks who play a large part in some of the communities we’re currently working in. We want to make a real impact at a local level.”
As its charity of the year, Jehu will run a number of fundraising activities throughout the year to raise money for The Trussell Trust including The Wales Property Triathlon which is taking place on Friday 28th September.
If you are interested in taking part this year in Jehu’s Annual Triathlon all details can be found here – http://walespropertytriathlon.com/
For more information on The Trussell Trust go to – https://www.trusselltrust.org/