Giving back when times are tough

Published: 20/12/2022

The UK has faced plenty of difficulties in the last few months: increased energy bills for the average household, the cost of living crisis, not to mention changes in government causing fluctuation in interest, mortgage and inflation rates, and resulting in recession. All of this upheaval has had huge social implications across the nation, causing stress and worry for the average UK resident. There’s no doubt about it: times are tough.

Working in the property industry, we know first-hand just how difficult things are at the moment, which is why we’ve decided to donate £40,000 to the local Foodbanks in our areas, to try and do our bit to help alleviate some of the strains on those living locally to us.

Our Cheltenham team presenting their cheque to the Foodbank for £10,000. L-R: Peter Ball & Co Lettings Manager Vicky Trunkfield, Lesley Rhodes, Sales Administrator, Sarah at the Cheltenham Foodbank, Senior Sales Manager Julian Carter, Cheltenham Sales Manager Neal Kelly, and Emily Holmes, Senior Sales Negotiator in Cheltenham.

As a business, Peter Ball & Co and their partners Alexander & Co - alongside our parent company & Co Group - has a vested interest in the local communities we work within, and given how difficult things have become in recent months, we wanted to take this opportunity to give something back to those who are struggling in our areas. The Foodbanks Cheltenham and Tewkesbury received £10,000 and £5,000 respectively from Peter Ball & Co, whilst the Foodbanks in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Buckingham, Bicester and Dunstable have all received £5,000 each from their local Alexander & Co branches, which we hope will go some way to helping individuals and families who are struggling to afford food this festive season.

If you are struggling this Christmastime, you can find your local Foodbank at

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the & Co, Peter Ball & Co and Alexander & Co teams.