Cranstons announces support for elderly community

Cranstons Quality Butchers is supporting the elderly community in Cumbria through its pie sales. 

The butcher is donating 30p from every Small Steak and Eden Best Ale pie to Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal, which helps older people who are having to choose between eating a meal or heating their homes.

Philip Cranston, managing director of Cranstons, said: "We are delighted to be helping to raise funds for the Winter Warmth Appeal, which helps some of the county’s most vulnerable elderly people with their fuel costs.

"Our steak and ale pies are a popular choice at this time of year; what’s not to love about a rich steak, ale and puff pastry topped pie? It’s the ultimate winter comfort food! We are hoping to raise awareness of this worthy cause and to donate a sizeable chunk of money to this year’s appeal."

Andy Beeforth, chief executive at Cumbria Community Foundation, said: "Older people are more ill in the winter, and it's very important for them to stay warm so that existing conditions are not exacerbated. When you're older you don’t cope with cold as well.

“We know that demand for help is greater than ever before, so we are very excited that Cranston’s are helping to raise much-needed funds and promote our Winter Warmth Campaign this year.” 

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