A Burton-based food manufacturer is continuing its support for the town’s hospital by donating a cheque for £500.
Kerry Foods, in Mosley Street, has donated the money to the coronary care unit at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital after striking up a partnership with the team at the Belevedere Road hospital. They have previously showed support for the Snowdrop Suite and palliative care unit.
The donation comes as part of the annual Kerry Day celebrations which highlight the work of the staff and celebrate the company. The celebrations include a huge two-day family fun event held on the Washlands behind the Meadowside Leisure Centre. This year’s chosen theme was Kerry in the Community.
Staff were welcomed to take part in the goal scoring competition which was supported by Burton Albion Community Trust, as well as trying their hand at rock climbing, holding a bird of prey or having a go at the activities and competitions on offer, with all money raised going to various charities.
Chris Maddox, community partnerships and charities manager for Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, attended the event on behalf of Burton Hospitals Charity.
He said: "Kerry Foods has and continues to support us on a number of projects at Queen’s Hospital. The support they offer is absolutely invaluable and they are a huge asset to our community. We can’t thank them enough."
David Dunne, the general manager of Kerry Foods in Burton, presented the cheque for £500. He said: "We are delighted to continue to work with Burton Hospital.
"As most of our 1,000 employees are local to Burton, we and our families all benefit from anything we do as a business to support our hospital."