UK's Moy Park awards over £60,000 to community organisations

Moy Park has awarded over £60,000 to 15 community organisations across the UK for projects aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of those in need.
calendar icon 18 November 2020
clock icon 3 minute read

The awards mark the first tranche of groups to benefit from the £1 million fund Moy Park established earlier this year to support community groups local to its operations across Europe.

Applauding the applications, Moy Park’s HR and Performance Director, Kirsty Wilkins said; “From community allotments and outdoor play areas to culinary workshops and volunteer training, we were blown away by the creative and caring projects aimed at supporting those in our local communities.

“Our commitment to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we operate has always been at the heart of our business. We draw most of our employees from the areas surrounding our facilities and we see our neighbours as important partners. We are delighted to support these local groups and look forward to receiving more applications throughout the coming year.”

One group to benefit from the Moy Park Community Support Fund in England is emergency response charity, LIVES in Grantham. The group has been granted £12,850 towards a defibrillator replacement programme. A LIVES responder carries their own defibrillator, so that they are ready for any 999 medical emergency they are called to, and when minutes matter in a cardiac arrest, the LIVES responder and their defibrillators really do make a difference.

Zoe Dean, Community Partnerships Manager at LIVES explained, “We are thrilled to have been awarded support from the Moy Park Community Support Fund. The defibrillator replacement programme is a costly task, but the benefits will be extensive. The new defibrillators will allow the data recorded to be uploaded to the patient's records and will allow the hospitals to make a more informed decision on patient care. The new equipment will also allow us to evaluate our CPR activity and drive future training. This project will fund 10 defibrillators in the Grantham area and we are extremely excited to be working with Moy Park on this project.”

Applications to apply for a grant from the Moy Park Community Support Fund can be made via Moy Park’s website.

The Poultry Site

© 2000 - 2024 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.