Blakemore Foodservice branch raises £6,000 for charity

Staff at Blakemore Foodservice’s James Bridge depot in Darlaston, Walsall, have raised more than £6,000 over the past year for two charities – the Midlands Air Ambulance and Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund.

Money was collected through a number of activities that included the Wolverhampton half marathon, a Tryfan mountain climb in Snowdonia and a 12-mile walk.

Representatives of Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund receive a cheque from some of the Blakemore Foodservice fund-raisers.

There were also several in-depot fundraisers, such as a Queens’s tea party, Disney character fancy dress day, plus raffles, barbecues and cake sales.

The £3,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance will go towards the cost of three air ambulances operated and funded by the charity.

A similar amount for Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund will help raise awareness of histiocytic disorders.

Blakemore Foodservice’s ‘community champion’ Sharon Garner said:  “We are very proud to be part of an organisation that puts social responsibility high on the agenda.”

Tel: AF Blakemore (01902) 366066

Published Date: October 2, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News