ERCC member Barrhead Travel help open school breakfast club

Barrhead Travel are going back to their roots to launch a new phase of their integrated CSR strategy to support their customers’ communities.

In the latest initiative, they partnered with The Greggs Foundation to open a breakfast club for children in the Renfrewshire town where they launched their first shop in 1975.

Greggs’ charity aims improve the lives of children and communities – a mission statement that chimed with Barrhead’s strong family values.

They teamed up to open an Early Bird Club at St Mark’s Primary in Barrhead. The will provide a safe haven for pupils to gather before the school day to enjoy a healthy meal and activities such as sports, art, technology and music.

Barrhead have committed to a two-year sponsorship and have several other initiatives in the pipeline with the school.

Jacqueline Dobson, Managing Director of Barrhead Travel, said:  “We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the community in such a meaningful way. Barrhead is the town in which our company found its roots and so it is an area very close to our hearts.

“We are constantly looking for ways in which we can support and are excited to take forward some very special projects in the New Year.”

Teacher at St Mark’s, Annam Pervaiz, said: “We are delighted to establish a partnership with Barrhead Travel and Greggs Foundation.

“This allows us to provide our learners with a variety of experiences and enhances the opportunities provided by the St Mark’s Primary team.”

Last month Barrhead signed up with 7,000 retailers across the UK who are campaigning to make shopping easier for people with autism.

Six out of 10 autistic people never visit shops because they feel intimated by the noise and bright lights. Staff turned down music, kept background noise to a minimum and employees received special training to help make customers’ experience a more positive one.