Friday 12th June 2020
Bestway Vans Direct and Pladis UK & Ireland team up to raise money for NHS
Biscuits play role in NHS fund-raising! The team at Bestway Vans Direct teamed up with pladis UK & Ireland - home to some of the world’s best loved snacking brands, including McVities, Ulker and Godiva – to raise money for frontline services within the NHS.
Donating their personal incentives and commissions from all biscuit sales over the last few weeks, the team’s generosity was then matched £-for-£ by pladis UK & Ireland, to reach a total of £7,537.32.
The Bestway Vans Direct team (which operates out of 33 depots across the UK), has confirmed that all monies raised will be donated to the NHS in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic to help focus supplies where they are most needed.
Speaking on behalf of Bestway Wholesale, Managing Director Dawood Pervez said: “This is a fabulous initiative driven by our Bestway Vans Direct team and pladis UK & Ireland and illustrates just how passionately everyone is feeling in wanting to help and support the frontline essential workers who are selflessly, and tirelessly, devoting their time to helping others - and doing the most amazing job. Times are tough for all right now and to donate part of their earnings is a real testament to how strongly everyone feels.
“It demonstrates the unrivalled behaviours our company has been evidencing throughout this unprecedented time and everyone should be extremely proud of the efforts going in to support the local and national community”.
Scott Snell, Customer Vice-President at pladis UK & Ireland, commented that the company was bowled over by the sentiment of the Bestway Vans Direct Team in giving up their personal commissions: “We felt that this was an exceptionally selfless act made by the Vans team personally that was worthy of recognition, so we promised to match £-for-£ what the team could raise. We know that the humble biscuit has been bringing people together for generations, so it’s great that we can make a small contribution to a hugely worthy cause.”