Atalian Servest donates 400 bedding sets to Cornwall care homes

Simon Bramwell, FCDO Events Logistics Manager, Atalian Servest (second from left) handing over bedding to Cornwall Care.

Atalian Servest has donated 400 bedding sets to Cornwall Care, to be distributed across care homes in the region.

The global FM provider was appointed to deliver private security services, at the G7 summit which took place across Cornwall in June, testament to their long-standing partnership with the FCDO. They supported the police in the lead up to the event and during the summit, providing a full range of security solutions supported by trained security officers and the latest technology.

With over 700 security officers deployed during the summit, Atalian Servest and supply-chain partners built a sustainable, temporary accommodation village to house all officers. Following the event, and the closure of the accommodation, Atalian Servest had 400 bedding sets left over which it chose to donate to Cornwall Care.

Committed to supporting local charities and the communities in which they work in, Atalian Servest wanted to ensure the bedding wasn’t languishing in storage when it could be put to good use. Working in partnership with Cornwall VSF, a forum of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, it was identified that Cornwall Care would benefit hugely from the donation.

Cornwall Care is Cornwall’s largest independent care provider and is focused on the care of elderly and vulnerable people. Its highly skilled, professional staff give practical assistance that improves the lives of those they look after, whilst also helping relatives and friends. As well as offering residential, nursing and dementia care across 16 care homes in Cornwall, the organisation also supports younger adults with mental health issues and helps over 1,000 people across the county to live independently in their own homes.

Cornwall Care Handover

Anne Thomas, CEO of Cornwall Care said: “I’m very grateful for the donation of the bedding, which will be used in our homes and in the homes of the many vulnerable people we support in the community. We are a charity and generous donations like this really do make a difference, especially after a horribly difficult year which has affected everyone involved in the care sector badly.”

Daniel Dickson, Chief Executive Officer, of Atalian Servest UK & Ireland added: “At Atalian Servest, we believe it is important to give back to the community and make the world a better place. We endeavour to actively support initiatives in local communities where we work and we are thrilled to have been able to assist Cornwall Care with this donation.”

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