Gressingham raises over £9,000 for local causes
We are delighted to announce that our wonderful staff have raised over £4,500 for our chosen charities FIND and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. This figure was doubled by the directors so each charity will receive just over £4,500. The charities were nominated by staff last year with the two most popular being chosen, the air ambulance was a popular choice after their speedy response to a medical emergency at our Redgrave Factory back in 2021 and we have been donating Christmas turkeys to FIND for several years. Seeing what wonderful work the small, local food bank charity undertakes the Gressingham team wanted to increase the support they receive from us.
Staff raised the funds through many fundraising activities including bake sales, dress up days, a family fun day and a sponsored walk.
We have just nominated our charities for the coming year which are
YANA, You Are Not Alone – YANA provides help for those involved in farming and other rural businesses affected by stress and depression. Farming or working in the countryside is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation. So, it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal. YANA offers specific help for those involved with farming or other rural businesses in East Anglia.
The Salvation Army, Toys and Tins Christmas Present Appeal. For more than 30 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming Christmas for vulnerable families across Norfolk through the Toys & Tins appeal. The presents go to underprivileged children who would not receive a Christmas present without the Salvation Army.
We hope we will be able to raise a similar amount, if not more this coming year for these two worthy causes.