Phoebus Software has revealed that it intends to raise £10,000 for FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.

Last year, the lender’s chosen charity was Acorn Children’s Hospice, which a total of £8,062 was raised for.

The money raised equated to over 230 hours of nurse-led palliative care for children with tailored care plans.

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According to PSL, it has raised over £1,000 so far for FareShare through internal fundraising events such as an online disco event, a charity raffle, a Super Six football predictor and a rugby Six Nations predictor league.

All money raised will help frontline charities and community groups supported by FareShare, including homeless shelters, school breakfast clubs and community cafes.

FareShare is currently redistributing surplus food, the equivalent of more than 2 million meals, every week to vulnerable people and families across the UK.

Manchester United player Marcus Rashford is one of FareShare’s ambassadors.

Richard Pike, sales and marketing director of Phoebus Software, said: “The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is being felt by thousands of frontline charities here in the UK.

“We recognise the crucial work being done by FareShare to relieve food poverty and ensure two million meals reach the most vulnerable people across the country every week.

“We hope that with our target of £10,000, we will be able to support FareShare as best we can, so that it can continue essential work in supporting frontline charities who have been hit the hardest from a universal decrease in funding due to COVID-19.”

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of FareShare said: “One in five of the charities we support, say they would have to close if we stopped distributing food to them via the FareShare network.

“It is down to the determination and generosity of companies like Phoebus Software that we can continue to offer vital support to people experiencing food poverty in the UK.

“By collecting food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it through 11,000 charity and community groups we actually provide a social solution to an environmental problem.”