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River Network link with M&S to feed the county supporting local food bank
River Network has partnered with local M&S store to help serve the county with our growing food bank, helping local families who are in need. New store manager Will Allen said “we are really happy to have partnered with River Network to help feed the local families who need our support” Linking with M&S is going to provide a welcomed support to local communities. River Network’s CEO Terry Eckersley said” I’m really happy to have partnered with such an amazing company, & are looking forward to serving the county with their support” Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire has written to River Network thanking us for the support of the foodbank & unique delivery service during the crisis last year.
River Network now has 2 kick start employees on the team with our second community development worker Lauren Toft helping us support the foodbank. Lauren has come from a retail background with experience working and talking to members or the public and local community. Laurens teaching and education background is also helpful with our new home schooling hub. Lauren says “I’m looking forward to working and getting to know the local community and support the charity. I’m looking forward to what my future holds working for River Network and very grateful for this opportunity from the kick start team” Since being with River Network Lauren has excelled in training in Domestic Abuse, represent at County Level in Youth Work forum, & got qualified in Health & Hygiene supporting Foodbank.
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Sarah Dines MP says, ‘ I am absolutely delighted that River Network have employed two of ten Kick starter jobs in Matlock. We cannot allow young people to be left behind as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and schemes like this will be vital for creating jobs and giving young people the skills to access them.” If you are aged 16-24 and are interested in joining the river network team contact your work coach or local job center. We are offering 8 kick start jobs available across Derbyshire