Treloar’s School and College Takes Part in Global ‘Healthy for Life’ Volunteer Day

Mar 19, 2014 4:00 PM ET

March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Treloar’s School and College, a specialist provider of education and independence skills for physically disabled young people in Holybourne near Alton, Hampshire, has taken part in a worldwide initiative designed to inspire and educate students about healthy lifestyles and eating. 

Treloar’s linked up with international food service company Aramark to host a day of activities on the theme ‘Inspiring kids to be healthy for life’.  The aim was to get young people excited by the ideas of healthier lifestyles and better nutrition in a day of activities which included games and quizzes, building a herb garden and a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style healthy cooking competition.

John Stone, Principal, Treloar’s School and College said:   “We are very grateful to the Aramark team for providing us with such an interesting and fun-packed day.  Our students have a wide range of differing disabilities but the programme has been able to accommodate all of their needs.  The students have had a great day finding out all about healthy eating and helping build and plant the herb garden, which will be a lasting reminder of an exciting day.  Thank you for making it happen!”

Aramark held the event as part of its first Global Volunteer Day on 19 March, which saw more than 150 of its employees volunteer to run a fun ‘healthy for life’ activity day at four schools across Great Britain.  Other events were held in London, Birmingham and Aberdeen meaning that, in total, around 1,000 children took part.

On the same day, across many of the countries in which Aramark operates, thousands of employees came together to deliver local community projects based on the same theme. The theme was chosen in recognition of the growing problem of obesity across the world and the need to provide improved awareness of healthier lifestyles.  On the same day as the events at Treloar’s, more than 100 similar community volunteering events took place around the world in locations as diverse as Philadelphia, Santiago, Beijing, Mumbai and Barcelona.

Andrew Rintoul, Aramark’s Client Relationship Manager, who organised the day at Treloar’s, said:  “What an inspiring and fun time we had at Treloar’s. It was quite something for us all be part of a unique day, where children and students across the world find out how they can live more healthy lifestyles.  As one of the world’s largest food service companies, serving more than 2 billion meals to customers each year across the globe, we see the importance of educating people of all ages to make healthier choices and we understand our responsibility to help make that happen.”



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The concept of Global Volunteer Day is an extension of Aramark’s existing year-round philanthropic and volunteering programme, Aramark Building Community.  Since it was introduced in 2008, more than 20,000 Aramark employees around the world have given their time to support community projects which are estimated to have helped up to four million families, whether through improving family health, preparing young people and adults for the world of work, or supporting individuals and families working their way out of poverty.


About Aramark:  Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms.  United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 22 countries around the world.  Aramark is recognised among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

In the UK:  Aramark is a market-leading, award-winning food service and facilities management partner to organisations across sectors including business and industry, education, offshore, defence and healthcare.  We have thousands of employees throughout the UK, who provide a vast range of services.  One of our strengths is tailor-made food and refreshment services, including business dining, employee restaurants, retail facilities and coffee outlets, delivered across the country.  We also focus on broader facilities management ranging from hotel services to reception duties, cleaning, maintenance and many more, provided either as stand-alone services or integrated with catering or other offers.

About Treloar’s:  Treloar School and College support over 250 students each year. Treloar’s students have complex and sometimes multiple physical disabilities. They may also have a communication or sensory impairment or associated learning difficulties.  Both School and College are specialists in providing education, care, therapy, medical support, independence training and opportunities for young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK.  Over 40 disabilities are represented at Treloar’s – the most common are cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. A vast majority of students use wheelchairs, almost half have little or no speech and approximately 20% have a life-limiting condition.



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