Chilled pastry producer Addo Food Group has raised more than £11,000 for several charities across the country by hosting 42 socially distanced fundraisers throughout lockdown.
Colleagues across the six manufacturer sites have provided a total of 156 hours of work experience opportunities and over 17,000 hours of responsible activity throughout March, April, May and June.
Deborah Bolton, CEO of Addo Food Group said: “Despite these being extraordinary times, we are exceptionally proud that our teams have still managed to support local causes and help those less fortunate.
“Our Poole bakery has been donating generously to its chosen charity, Julia’s House, which provides support to families caring for children with life-limiting conditions. It has also been delivering food parcels to people in the local neighbourhood over the last few months.
“Our Spalding and Palethorpes bakeries have been donating to their local food banks and in Nottingham, our two sites have been supporting a charity which provides free meals to the homeless and those in need, as well as supporting the Queen’s Medical Centre hospital.
“At Tottle bakery, we even packed goodie bags for a local residential home to help them enjoy their VE day celebration while in isolation.”
The teams at Addo Food Group have also been running group-wide fundraising efforts to support the NHS Together Charities.
Challenges, included the “Pasty Quiz of the Year”, which saw more than £2,500 raised in aid of frontline staff.
A “Miles for Meals” virtual trek challenge was also arranged, which has so far raised £2,900 for a Nottinghamshire-based homelessness charity.
Ms Bolton added: “We would like to thank our fantastic colleagues for their continued hard work in the last few months. By going the extra mile, they have helped us donate thousands of hours and pounds to our local charities and communities.”
For more information about Addo Food Group, visit www.addofoodgroup.com