Wok&Go helping network of schools below poverty line by donating £2,000 worth of vouchers per month to Nugent - The Guide Liverpool

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Wok&Go helping network of schools below poverty line by donating £2,000 worth of vouchers per month to Nugent


Asian noodle bar Wok&Go has committed £2000 worth of food vouchers each month to Nugent, a registered charity dedicated to caring, education and protecting vulnerable children, young people and adults throughout their school network in Liverpool. 

Laura Harvey, Operations Director Wok&Go’s parent company Pheby Food Concepts Group Ltd in Chester, says the project is something that lets Wok&Go contribute a small part to treat vulnerable people across the city.

“It’s been a difficult year for everybody, particularly the most vulnerable in society”, said Laura who continued, “We’re all hoping for a better year in 2021 and the easing of restrictions will contribute towards that in the coming months.”

For Wok&Go, which originated out of Chester in 2008, this donation will come in a year where they have already committed over £5,000 towards other causes such as The Port Grocery in Ellesmere Port.

Normandie Wragg, CEO at Nugent, said:

“Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, a concerning number of Liverpool households were struggling to make ends meet. More than two in three children are living in poverty in parts of Merseyside. The pandemic has put even more families with children on the brink of poverty.

With unemployment on the rise and thousands of jobs at risk across the region, many parents now are struggling to provide basics such as food and support their children’s education.

We are thrilled that Des has stepped up to support our efforts to tackle this crisis head-on. We hope his action inspires more people to get in touch with Nugent and support our action against food poverty. No child in Merseyside should be going without!”

Nugent hopes to launch several mobile food-pantries and mobile foodbanks so that we can reach more children and families in need. Nugent is particularly keen to reach out to communities that do not have local access to a fresh produce. Nugent are appealing for support from any socially minded companies out there that might be able to help us with regular supplies of nutritious food and suitable vehicles to help them carry out the service. If you or your business can support Nugent, please call Ainsley Briscoe on 07833091852 or email [email protected]

Wok&Go have already committed to providing food for vulnerable families as well as school children over the half-term periods to help support those in need. As well as this, Wok&Go and Dough Dough – another restaurant under the Pheby Food Concepts Group umbrella gave out over 1000 free meals to NHS as a thank you to all of the staff at Chester Countess Hospital for their hard work throughout this pandemic.

Shaun Jones, business development manager said, “There are already enough things to worry about right now and it is important that those most vulnerable are not forgotten. Ultimately, we would like to do more but we hope this small gesture is enough to help some families and hopefully prompt other businesses in the area to contribute as well.” To find out more about Nugent you can check out their website athttps://wearenugent.org/

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