Moy Park director praised for charity fundraising

Alan Gibson, executive director of Moy Park, has been named one of the UK’s top fundraisers for 2015 on Just Giving, one of the world’s leading online fundraising platforms. 

Based in Northern Ireland, Moy Park prides itself on being one of the most prominent poultry processors within Europe.

Raising just over £31,000 through donations on Just Giving, Gibson completed a 117km trek through the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia to raise awareness for Farm Africa, along with other UK executives from the food industry. This triumph earned him a position in the top 1% of fundraisers.

“Taking part in the Bale Mountain Trek in Ethiopia was truly a life-changing experience,” commented Gibson. “Witnessing the levels of poverty in areas of Ethiopia was difficult, but the thing that really sticks with you is the kindness and warmth of the people.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me by donating to Farm Africa – a most worthy charity that takes a practical and long-term view of addressing poverty in eastern Africa,” he added.

Last Year, Moy Park announced a partnership with Farm Africa to raise £100,000 over a three-year period. Moy Park’s team members raised £62,000 in 2015 across its sites in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.

“My colleagues across the Moy Park business have taken part in marathons, cycle rides, rowing challenges and a host of other activities to raise this tremendous amount for Farm Africa to date,” added Gibson.

“We have many more exciting activities planned for the year ahead and I thank everyone for their energy and commitment in supporting Farm Africa’s great work.”

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