Independent Sheffield charity, Zest, has been hand-selected by employees at Mondelēz International to receive a donation of £5,000.
The charity manages an inclusive community centre, dedicated to improving health and wellbeing for all, and will be granted the considerable figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.
The Zest Centre in Upperthorpe delivers health, employment, training and social sessions alongside physical activities, such as swimming and injury rehabilitation, to local visitors from all backgrounds and abilities.
The grant received will be used to extend the programme on offer at the centre, and allow for the inspirational work carried out to continue.
Each year, all Mondelēz International UK employees are invited to nominate wellbeing-related charities or projects close to their hearts, with the final shortlisted charities up for vote amongst fellow employees.
The Cadbury Foundation was set up in 1935 in recognition of Richard and George Cadbury and their investment in the welfare of their employees and the local community.
Megan Ohri, business development manager at Zest, said: “It is vital that our children’s activities are free for families in the local community, and the money that we received has been instrumental in enabling us to continue to run our children and young people’s provision.”
Julie Mason, Community Champion for the Sheffield site who nominated the charity, said: “Around 18 months ago my husband took early retirement due to mobility problems, which is when I discovered Zest. Since then I’ve witnessed the support of the great staff who continuously help people of all ages with similar issues.”
Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International said: “We are extremely proud to be able to support the charities that are important to our employees through our ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme. Zest does amazing work in Sheffield, and we are thrilled the donation will be so impactful.”