Good Causes

As the crisis in Calais is escalating rapidly with thousands of people camped out in the northern port of France, the Olive Service team set off on a humanitarian mission to offer assistance and distribute provisions to the plight of migrants and refugees at the heart of this crisis.

This is a sentiment echoed by many other organisations and Olive wanted to emulate this compassionate gesture by lending a helping hand to the many people starving, living in grim conditions and deprived of basic supplies.

Support In Calais

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Olive Services donated food, clothing and other beneficial supplies to a UK based sorting house and received an immeasurable amount of support from others who were willing to donate what they could to help out.

For each piece of clothing or pack of food donated, Olive Services matched this with a 50p donation which was used to buy more clothes from a few local charity shops. As a bonus, the charity shops agreed to donate one piece of clothing for each piece purchased.

    Below is a list of supplies that were donated by Olive Services:

    Food supplies

    1. 100KG of Flour
    2. 140KG of Rice
    3. 10KG of Paprika
    4. 10KG of Cumin
    5. 10KG of Coriander
    6. 180 tins of tomatoes
    7. 100 tins of chickpeas
    8. 100 tins of red kidney beans
    9. 200 tins of corn
    10. 50 tins of spinach
    11. 25kg of sugar
    12. 20 packets of toothpaste
    13. 2kg of pepper
    14. 40 litres of cooking oil
    15. 30 tins of soup
    16. 5 bags of various food packets, tins and sachets

    Other supplies

    1. 47 pairs of warm pants
    2. 16 water proof jackets
    3. 5 tents
    4. 8 pairs of shoes
    5. 12 hats
    6. 175 warm jumpers
    7. 600 candles
    8. 15 travel bags
    9. 20 sets of plates, bowls and cutlery
    10. Various pots and pans
    11. 5 litres of cleaning liquid
    12. 12 sleeping mats
    13. 8 blankets
    14. 3 tarpaulins


    The camp is one of the largest refugee sites in Europe, teeming with a variety of people living in makeshift structures eager to seek asylum. Aid is fundamental in keeping the camp functioning and Olive Services will continue to support and donate what they can to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in Calais.



Olive Services is proud to announce that The Children’s Trust will be their headline charity for 2015. Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness. The Children’s Trust has 30 years of experience in proving expert care for such children and the vital support for their families. Olive Services will engage in a number fund raising initiatives during 2015 to help the charity fund the refurbishment of their specialist school at their facility in Surrey.

For further information on the work of The Children’s Trust go to

Olive Services proudly supports the inspirational work of the NSPCC, the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

For further information on the work of NSPCC go to

Olive Services, is dedicated to recycling customer equipment in the most environmental manner possible. To reflect these green credentials the organization has sponsored Greenpeace for several years. Greenpeace’s work is to defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse and championing environmentally responsible solutions.

For further information on the work of Greenpeace go to

Olive Services is proud of their continuing support of WaterAid, a vital charity that transforms thousands of lives each year. Every day 1,400 children die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. WaterAid is unique in that it tackles the crisis from all angles, working with local partners to deliver services, influencing decision-makers and generating incredible support across the world.

For further information on the work of WaterAid go to

Olive Services are honored to back a charity like Jeans For Genes Day. Jeans For Genes Day fund a range of initiatives that improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. Olive Services will continue to offer their support and donate towards this organisation.

For further information on Jeans For Genes Day go to