Ethical Apprentice Helps Feed 12,000 during Pandemic

AMS Solutions’ youngest apprentice has been using his furlough to help the Bolton community in a time of need. Electrical Apprentice Harry Turnbull-Hall has been working as part of the team with Urban Outreach Bolton and Bolton at Home helping to get essential food parcels to those worst affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Bolton at Home are working in partnership with Urban Outreach, Bolton Council, Bolton NHS CCG and now AMS Solutions to distribute essential food to the community during the current pandemic. From Urban Outreach’s Humanitarian Hub over £500,000 worth of food has been donated and distributed since the start of the lockdown.

Harry was unable to help the rest of the AMS team deliver the food parcels as he has not passed his driving test, so instead he volunteered to help at Urban Outreach’s Humanitarian Hub and has been responsible for sorting, packing and organising the parcels ready for distribution to the community. Harry said:

“I knew that the Urban Outreach Foodbank had been incredibly busy throughout the COVID-19 outbreak so I asked Andrew, our MD, if I could volunteer in the warehouse. He thought it was a great idea and I started the same week.”

When we visited Harry at the Humanitarian Hub we spoke with Urban Outreach’s Chief Executive, Dave Bagley, who had the following to say about him:

“Our first impression of Harry was that he is very smart and punctual. He offers assistance with a smile rather than waiting to be asked to complete tasks. As we have got to know him he has presented himself as a very willing volunteer who displays enthusiasm and manners, as well as being a really nice guy who the rest of the team enjoy working with. He is a very capable young man and a credit to AMS and the apprenticeship scheme.”

Behaving ethically and supporting local charities and the Bolton community are fundamental principles of working at AMS and it’s fantastic to see Harry upholding our company values in this way, and indeed to see the wider community pulling together in this time of crisis. The work being carried out by both Urban Outreach and Bolton at Home is amazing and we look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Well done Harry!

The figures:

• 4 weeks of volunteering by Harry so far
• 60 volunteers each week at the Humanitarian Hub
• £500,000 of food donated so far
• 6925 weekly food parcels delivered
• 12,021 people fed over April and May

To find out more about Urban Outreach Bolton, click here.

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Harry Urban Outreach

Ethical Apprentice Helps Feed 12,000 during Pandemic


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