Turkey firms raise £2k for charity

Small traditional turkey producers taking part in the Turkeys for Troops campaign have raised £2,000 for Help for Heroes.

The campaign run by UK Turkeys has seen the funds being raised through its online shop by selling promotional material for small bird producers.

Additionally, Worcestershire-based turkey producer Rob Caldecott donated enough turkeys to feed the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Christmas Day.

Caldecott said: “I’m really proud to be part of the Turkeys for Troops campaign and we’re delighted to give the Chelsea Pensioners fresh British turkeys once again for their Christmas Day dinner.

“Small turkey producers in this country just want to express their thanks to our friends in the armed forces and this is just a small way of doing that.”

Last year, farmers from across the country provided 1,200 dinners for sick and injured troops and veterans at hospitals throughout the UK.

UK Turkeys is both for the consumer and the producer, with a database of local turkey producers available for consumers and promo material available for producers.

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