EVERY PENNY COUNTS FOR CHARITY
This year Grace Foods UK has pledged to commemorate its 10th anniversary, and the 95th anniversary of parent company GraceKennedy, by raising £10,000 for two UK-based charities.
The funds are being raised by the Grace Foods’ Penny Pledge campaign, in which one penny from cases of Grace-branded food and drink sold in the convenience sector is donated to charity.
The £10,000 will be shared equally between GroceryAid, which supports people in the UK grocery industry, and The Angel Foundation, a UK-based charity which provides the health care sector in Jamaica with vital medical equipment.
“We’re marking our 10th anniversary, and the 95th anniversary of our parent company GraceKennedy, with a fund-raising campaign for two worthwhile causes that make a real difference to people’s lives, in both the UK and Jamaica,” says Adam Reader, Grace Foods UK’s Managing Director.
GroceryAid is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF). The charity was founded 160 years ago and provides support for thousands people with a link to the UK grocery industry. Its mission is: ‘Making life better for grocery people in need; from factory to store, we help everyone.’
Led by its inspirational founder, Angel Christian, The Angel Foundation provides much needed funds to improve healthcare in Jamaica and has supplied a vast amount of medical equipment, including ambulances, mobile blood transfusion and dental units.
Pictured left to right at the Grace Foods’ anniversary cake cutting are: Cathy Mercer, GroceryAid’s Welfare Development Director; Grace Foods’ Managing Director Adam Reader and Head of Marketing Nyree Chambers, with Angel Christian, founder of the Angel Foundation.