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Moy Park Signs Up to Give ‘Rural Support’ this Christmas

Moy Park joins Rural Support and Simple Power to Spread Festive Goodwill to Rural Families in Need

21st December 2015: Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s leading food company, has generously donated produce to the largest Simple Power and Rural Support ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ to date which provides help for rural and farming families.

Moy Park joined with 18 other agri-companies, some of the biggest names in local business, to support the charity’s hamper appeal co-ordinated by wind energy company Simple Power.

Rural Support’s Chief Executive, Jude McCann, commented, “I’m delighted with the support from Moy Park and would like to sincerely thank them for their very generous donation. The kindness and efforts from them and other local companies are much appreciated as we aim to reach even more families this Christmas.”

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe said, “Moy Park is committed to supporting local communities and we are delighted to be part of this very worthwhile campaign, which benefits many rural families at, what can be, a difficult time of year. This year’s ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ is set to be bigger than ever and we applaud the great work carried out by Rural Support.”

Rural Support is working with its CSR partner wind energy company, Simple Power, on campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing in rural communities and farm families, including the Christmas Hamper Appeal which was launched in 2013.

Rural Support helps farming and rural families across Northern Ireland on a wide range of issues, from farm business and financial issues to concerns about physical and mental health. The charity provides support for the rural community through a helpline offering a listening and signposting service.

Simple Power Chief Executive, Philip Rainey, commented, “We are delighted by the response from Moy Park for our Christmas Hamper Scheme in partnership with Rural Support, as it would not be possible without their generous support. Christmas can be a very special time for many but it’s important to acknowledge that it can also be a difficult time of year for those in hardship. With the support of local producers like Moy Park, the hampers will go some way towards delivering a little Christmas cheer this year to hard-hit rural families, alongside Rural Support’s very beneficial support service.”

The list of generous donors supporting the campaign includes: Ballyeamon Eggs, Cavanagh Eggs, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Comber Potato Company, Dale Farm, DJ’s Apple Juice, The Good Little Company, Karro Foods, Kerry Food Group, Lidl NI, Mash Direct, Moy Park, Punjana Tea, South Antrim Community Network, Tayto, Tesco NI, Ulster Farmers Union, White’s Oats and Wilsons Country.

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