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Ealing businesses support food charity The Felix Project with £11,500 raised from fundraising evening

Food charity The Felix Project has been given a cheque for £11,500 to support its valuable work in feeding people across Ealing and London following a fundraising evening in October 2023 organised by the Ealing branch of Swedish bank Handelsbanken.

The Taste of Ealing event, which took place at University of West London’s The Pillars restaurant raised both money as well as awareness among local businesses on the work The Felix Project does in the borough.

According to The Felix Project, which is based in Park Royal, during 2023 it distributed over 1,723,434 meals to residents across Ealing.

In a recent Felix survey of over 2,000 working parents across London, in just West London alone, 21% of parents are struggling to feed their families on a regular basis and 1 in 10 have after paying bills less than £20 a week to spend on food.

Across Ealing, The Felix Project project distributes food to 52 community organisations including Ealing Soup Kitchen, Ealing and Acton Support Enterprise, The Store Cupboard as well as primary schools including Dormers Wells Primary School and Willow Tree Primary School.

Chris Ttouli, branch manager of Ealing Handelsbanken explained to EALING.NEWS why he wanted to support the food charity. He said: “It was a customer that told me about The Felix Project. They sounded good so I looked into them and decided to volunteer. My colleague, Mel Skeels and I spent a day at the Park Royal depot.”

Mr Ttouli added: “The team at Handelsbanken, Ealing were very proud to organise this successful event for such a worthy charity in The Felix Project, Raising an incredible £11,500 and bringing together the best of the Ealing business community who sponsored the event and gave so generously on the day.”

“A big thank you to all that contributed including 1st Folding Doors,More Space, Johnsons Chartered Accountants, Prince Evans Solicitors, Rolfe East Estate Agents, Vanguard Self Store & O’Dwyer Funeral Services.”

Speaking to EALING.NEWS, Emma Burns, corporate partnership manager of The Felix Project revealed how donations help people. Ms Burns said: “We’ve been able to provide tens of thousands of meals from the donation, which is amazing. For every £100, we’re able to provide 290 meals so the impact that this has is tremendous on the local community.”

At the Taste of Ealing event, Trisha Stewart, director of the Ealing Business Club told EALING.NEWS: “It was a truly magical evening, and I was delighted to be asked to help put it together, especially because it is supporting such a good cause. Ealing is a very diverse community. And I see firsthand those who have and those who can’t afford to join in. Why would we not want to be part of bringing people together and helping them.”

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