Cranswick raises £10k for charity

Cranswick Country Foods has raised £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance through a sponsored 136-mile bike ride.

Employees at Cranswick set off from their site in Preston, Hull and cycled to their Norfolk site last month. The first annual Flying Pigs Charity Bike Ride saw 15 employees complete the 136 miles between the two Cranswick sites in one day – the first finishing in 7 hours and 45 mins and the last man completing in 16 hours and 30 mins.

Chris Aldersley, managing director – fresh pork, said they were “delighted” to reach the finish line, despite being keen cyclists.

“Supporting local charities is important to us at Cranswick; we are proud to be a part of this region. We invest heavily in jobs and facilities, but it remains important to us to give charitable support and we are delighted to be able to donate this amount to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which serves us all,” Aldersley added.

On receiving the £10,000 cheque, Bob Smailes, regional fundraising manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “This is a phenomenal amount to raise – a really superb effort by everyone involved at Cranswick.”

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