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Inspiring improvement in Edinburgh
& beyond

At the ISBA Annual Conference in Edinburgh, allmanhall asked delegates to vote for a charity to receive allmanhall’s support. As well as inspiring improvement for clients, allmanhall endeavour to do so for charitable causes; the winner was Jamie’s Farm with 44% of the votes…


The annual ISBA Conference took place in Edinburgh at the EICC on the 18th – 19th May 2016. At the event, allmanhall exhibited on stand 103 to talk to delegates about how they could help inspire improvement within their catering and procurement arrangements.


Not only that, but allmanhall have also been considering who to support as their charity partner from 2016 / 17. Supporting a charity who seek to improve the lives of children in education with food or farming is key to allmanhall’s ethos and so with these crucial themes – and an internal vote from our team – our long list of 10, was whittled down to just 3.


The Charities  

Charity One: Fare Share

Fare Share are fighting hunger by tackling food waste. Thanks to their hard efforts, they rescue good food for front-line charities. These charities then transform the food into delicious and nutritious meals for vulnerable people. 

Last year alone, Fare Share saved 8,500 tonnes of food waste and provided around 17.7 million meals to vulnerable people.


Charity Two: Children’s Food Trust

Children’s Food Trust are on a mission to get every child to eat well. By spreading the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook from scratch, Children’s Food Trust are helping anyone who provides food for children to do a great job whilst encouraging the food industry to help families make better food choices.


Charity Three: Jamie’s Farm

allmanhall currently support Jamie’s Farm and have done so for a number of years. We have done lots to help raise money for Jamie’s Farm, including some members of the allmanhall team running the Bath Half MarathonJamie’s Farm are based in Wiltshire, and help to transform the lives of vulnerable children in challenging urban schools. They provide a unique programme of farming, family and therapy following a short stay.


The incentive

The selection of 3 was then shared with the delegates who attended the conference. Before the event, allmanhall sent an invitation for all attendees to help them vote with a unique token, which was enclosed with their invitation. The token could be used to help us decide which charity to support from the shortlist.


At the event, in Edinburgh’s EICC in the heart of the city, allmanhall had 3 voting boxes on their stand – one for each charity. There was also further information on hand about each charity to help those make in informed choice.


As well as getting involved in a good cause, there was also another incentive – allmanhall have a relationship with the critically acclaimed Green Cow Kitchens. Those ISBA Conference attendees who voted in Edinburgh were entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a private lunch Green Cow Kitchens. An exclusive restaurant on a working farm, Green Cow Kitchens believe that the quality of meat derives from the perfect combination of high standards of animal husbandry, superior breeding and great care in butchery and cooking – an ethos which very much reaffirms allmanhall’s values.


The results

After a busy first day, it was very close between all three charities. At the end of day one, Jamie’s Farm – allmanhall’s existing charity – was the frontrunner. Despite this, a number of Bursars also expressed an interest in the theme of food waste and another of the charity options; Fare Share. 


Overall there was very good feedback and discussions around the charity selection choices. Going into the second day, a clear winner started to pull forward. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce the winner, as voted for by ISBA delegates…


Jamie’s Farm

With 44% of the votes.


FareShare came in 2nd place with 32% of votes and The Children’s Food Trust in 3rd with 24%. It was very close, but there was a clear winner.


allmanhall are thrilled to continue supporting Jamie’s Farm, who are local to our head office. It’s good to know our clients and other people at the ISBA conference feel the same way. Jamie’s Farm have changed the lives of so many children on their very special farm. Last year, they also opened up a secondary site due to popular demand for their hard work.


We can’t wait to help to continue to raise awareness and support this excellent charity – even if it means we have to run the Bath Half Marathon, again!


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