NEWS FROM COUNTY FINANCIAL
County Team volunteer at One Can Trust Food Bank, High Wycombe.
As part of County’s commitment to have a positive impact on the local community, at the end of July 2018 we once again volunteered to help One Can Trust food bank, based in High Wycombe.
Left to right: Simon, Andy, Claudia, Sheena, Jonny, Nicole and Penny helping at Wycombe Food Bank
One Can Trust food bank was established in 2011 to distribute food to those who are in crisis and have been referred to the Trust through specific agencies, such as Wycombe Homeless Connection and social workers. From the warehouse, they pack and send out approximately 400 parcels a month.
We responded to a specific request to help sort some of the food stocks in the warehouse. Our task was to arrange the stock in the three largest sections of the warehouse into date order, which included tinned baked beans, tinned soup and dried pasta! There was a lot of manual work involved, which none of us are particularly familiar with, but we quickly stepped up to the task and the County team ethos successfully completed the task in hand!
We even met some County clients who were working on the premises at the same time… a couple who regularly give up some of their free time to help with building the food parcels. They had seen the work of One Can Trust when they delivered food collected by their Church, and when they saw the extent of the need, they decided they wanted to do a little bit more to help out.
It felt incredibly rewarding to be a part of helping those people who need it most in the area surrounding where we live and work. If you would like to know more about One Can Trust, please follow this link.
County never cease to amaze me at the amount of effort they put into making their clients feel at ease. They are able to communicate and disseminate complicated information at a level which is understandable for clients who don’t have an in depth knowledge of the financial world.
Digital era – an online client portal
One of our key objectives for this year will be to launch an online client portal which will enable us to interact with clients in a modern secure way. There will even be the capability to view savings and investments in one place to save clients having to log into multiple websites.
We will be in contact once we are ready to proceed with this new technology.