Pavers Foundation supports fellow York Charity Kitchen for Everyone with £2,000 donation

The Pavers Foundation has supported fellow York-based charity Kitchen for Everyone, with a donation of £2,000 following a grant application from recently retired Financial Director, Mike Carrick. The grant was submitted through the Foundation’s employee grant scheme which invites colleagues across the entire business to nominate charities and causes close to their hearts.

Mike was inspired to apply for funding for the charity who provide food, drink and shelter to some of the most vulnerable people in the York area as his wife Debbie had volunteered for many years with the charity which is now in its 7th year in the city.

Speaking about the donation Mike said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Pavers Foundation for the very generous donation they have made to KEY York. KEY is a charity very close to my heart as my wife used to help out on a Tuesday evening in the kitchen & also delivered meals for the needy who were housebound on a regular basis.  I know Covid has had a huge impact on KEY’s ability to fundraise and heavily relies upon donations to keep going to help those in need. I’m sure the Pavers donation will be put to very good use in helping KEY continue with their incredible work”.

Mike Carrick, recently retired Financial Director of Pavers

The donation will be used to help maintain the essential service that KEY provides in York.

“We are so very grateful to have been nominated for this Pavers foundation funding. KEY continue to work hard in York supporting those most vulnerable and every piece of funding makes such an amazing difference to those in need.”

   Jools Rebbeck, KEY Team leader

The Foundation responded to Mike’s employee grant application for funding early in December, and this was later followed by the decision to donate all the Christmas gifts collected by the company, which are usually distributed evenly amongst the company’s Head Office employees.

Mark Granger, chairman of the Pavers Foundation said: “Following a suggestion supported by our colleagues to donate this years’ supplier gifts to a deserving cause, it seemed fitting to donate them to Key Kitchens, to further recognise the support Mike and his wife have given the charity over many years”.

Mark Granger, Chairman of the Pavers Foundation

The Pavers Foundation continues to be committed to making a difference in area of health, education and community and is particularly pleased to be able to positively impact our own local community of York with this fantastic and well-deserved donation.