12 Days of Giving: Staff at Bishop's Stortford business ITVET donate to town's Covid community heroes
Staff at a Bishop's Stortford business have been giving thanks to local heroes who have supported the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
For 12 days from December 1, generous employees of tech and software firm ITVET made donations to charities, schools and pharmacists.
Each day of the company's '12 Days of Giving' initiative had a different theme, including monetary donations, shoeboxes for the homeless, chocolates for chemist staff, food and essential items for the food bank and YMCA, toiletries for the women's refuge and dog food for Mutts in Distress.
Annabelle Caley, manager of the New Apton Centre, Age Concern said: "We had a lovely time at our Christmas meal at the Coach and Horses [on Monday December 12]. We couldn't have held the event without the kind sponsorship of ITVET, who provided our transport with Anita's Coaches."
ITVET chief executive Richard Fountain said: “Our 12 Days of Giving charity appeal has once again highlighted the kind and caring nature of the people who I am proud to say make up our ITVET community. Yet again they have stepped up and personally contributed to help those who are less fortunate.
"These philanthropic and community-minded initiatives are an integral part of our company but can only be achieved with the commitment and kindness of the people we employ.”
This is one of a number of charitable events ITVET will be hosting in the run-up to its 'Stortford Heroes: Party in the Park' all-day music festival next summer to celebrate community heroes. It will take place on Saturday July 16 at Sworder's Field with big-name acts performing alongside up-and-coming local talent.
ITVET was founded in 2007. Based at the former Tanners Arms pub in London Road in Stortford, with key hubs in London and Manchester, its diverse client base includes blue-chip companies such as Aviva, Savills, Standard Life, Fever-Tree and the Crown Estate.