KitKat team have a break from the day job

Dec 19, 2018
kitkat team volunteering day with disability action
Image from L-R: Sascha Macchi, Ellie Worley, Tash Lawless, Louisa Parrillo, Amy Bennett-Inge, Charlotte Mountford and Lizzie Hendon with D.A.Y customer Wayne Martin

Seven members of the KitKat and Biscuits marketing team based at Nestlé York have taken part in a special ‘bake off’ themed volunteering day with Disability Action Yorkshire.

Everybody at Nestlé in the UK and Ireland is encouraged to take two days a year away from their day to day work and go out into the community to volunteer and give something back.

The event, based at Disability Action Yorkshire’s residential care home on Claro Road in Harrogate, North Yorkshire involved a special ‘bake off’ competition in the morning before an afternoon of games while sampling the buns, biscuits and cakes they had made earlier.

Karen Minteh, Claro Road Residential Care Home Manager, said: “It was a pleasure having the team from Nestlé with us for the day, and I hope they enjoyed it as much as our customers did.

“The ‘bake off’ was a great success and the goodies made in the morning went down a treat later in the day. Volunteering can be such a rewarding experience and our customers relish nothing more than interacting with people of all ages, and not just here at Claro Road.”

Amy Bennett-Inge, Assistant Brand Manager at Nestlé said: “At Nestlé we are actively encouraged to go out into the communities where we live and work, take time away from our day jobs to volunteer and give something back.

“This day of volunteering gave us an opportunity to find out more about the charity and the work it does in Harrogate and the wider community. We were so pleased that we chose to spend our day at Disability Action Yorkshire. It was a fantastic day baking and playing games with their customers.”

Further information about Disability Action Yorkshire is available from its website: www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk