The charities that have been given a combined £24,000 by Bakkavor.

Meaty donations for good causes

Local food firm Bakkavor has presented over £24,000 to local charities.

The cash was raised at its annual Fun Weekend and Party in the Park music event.

The firm described this year’s event as “the biggest ever” with the music event attended by a “record breaking crowd”.

Every year Bakkavor financially matches all proceeds made from the two-day event which is then handed out to worthy causes.

This year the company chose to support its two corporate charities, Action Against Hunger and FareShare, as well as several local charities and groups that attended the event, including Spalding and Pinchbeck Royal British Legions, Lives, the Sick Children’s Trust and the Spalding Air Cadets.

Two special donations were also made to Spalding’s Ivo Day Centre and Gosberton House Academy in memory of the late Pat Baxter, a long serving employee at Bakkavor’s Spalding site, who was passionate about supporting the community.

Martin Husselbee, head of operations for salads at Spalding, presented the cheques and said: “Our Bakkavor weekend is a highlight of the year in our events calendar and we work hard to both provide the best possible experience for our employees and give something back to our local community for all the support they have shown us over the years.

“It also gives us an opportunity to help local charities and I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time as well as all the people who joined us to make this a very successful weekend.”

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