Divisional md at William Reed, publisher of the Food Manufacture Group titles – Hendle, as a member of the board, will have overall responsibility for the governance of the charity.
The charity said her skills will “help shape future strategy as well as the way the charity operates on a day to day basis. Her extensive knowledge of the grocery industry will be of great benefit in helping raise awareness within the industry”.
Working at William Reed for more than 17 years, Hendle has responsibility for a portfolio of seven market-leading brands, which includes: Food Manufacture Group titles, Convenience Store, Forecourt Trader and The Grocer.
Commenting on her appointment to the board, Hendle said: “Having worked with GroceryAid for a number of years, I am delighted to be joining the trustees and I looking forward to contributing to the continued evolution of the charity.”
In the next 12 months the charity expected to spend more than £4.3M on welfare support.
What is GroceryAid?
GroceryAid – the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund – is the charity for the grocery industry. The organisation helps thousands of grocery people throughout the UK who need extra financial support. Beneficiaries included those who have worked, or are working throughout the supply chain from the largest factory to the smallest of stores.
The charity raises money through a variety of fundraising events, donations and corporate sponsorship. The help that GroceryAid provides can make a very real difference and it provides not only monetary support, but also appliances and goods that many take for granted.
To find out more about how GroceryAid, visit the charity’s website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01252 875925. Meanwhile, contact the GroceryAid Helpline on 08088 021122.