CRANSWICK FAMILY FUN DAY RAISES £2,500 FOR MILTON KEYNES HOMELESS CHARITY 

CRANSWICK FAMILY FUN DAY RAISES £2,500 FOR MILTON KEYNES HOMELESS CHARITY 

Cranswick Convenience Foods Milton Keynes raised more than £2,500 for homeless charity Winter Night Shelter during its recent family fun day, with donations still coming in. 

The event, which took place on Sunday 22nd August, was well attended by Cranswick employees, their friends and family, and members of the Milton Keynes community, including Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Amanda Marlow.

Held at Middleton Pavilion – which was made available for free thanks to the support of manager Shaun Cressey and his team – the day was packed full of fairground rides, face-painting and fabulous food, drink and crafts from a wide range of local businesses, including The Nutmeg Kitchen, Lanmaur Aromas, It’s a P’s of Cake, Vintage Rose and MamaFillie Creative Designs.

The event also saw the culmination of Cranswick’s Summer of Sport events, where Cranswick colleagues took part in darts, pool and cycling fundraisers throughout July and August.

Congratulations to Dan Bishop our new Pool and Darts Champion, Andrei Baticu our Tour De Crans Yellow Jersey rider and our football tournament winners Lakers 2, who beat the runners up Tap FC 3-0 in the final!

All funds raised from the Summer of Sport and family fun day will go to Cranswick’s chosen charity Winter Night Shelter, which works to reduce homelessness within Milton Keynes and support those facing housing struggles. Donations can be made all year-round at Cranswick’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cranswick-mk-support-winter-night-shelter.

Cranswick has committed to raising significant funds for Winter Night Shelter over the coming years. This will come via staff donations, fundraising exercises and through collaborations with local businesses.

As well as fundraising, Cranswick supports Winter Night Shelter with volunteer hours and food donations to its café. The business also supports and employs Winter Night Shelter guests, helping them to get back on their feet after their experience with homelessness.

Cranswick is aiming to raise at least £25,000 for Winter Night Shelter by March 2022, so the team is delighted with the amount raised during its family fun day. 

Sam Pearl, Director of Cranswick Milton Keynes, said: “We put on the event as a thank you to our colleagues and families, many of whom live in the local area, as well as to raise money and awareness for the Winter Night Shelter. With homelessness reaching crisis point the charity is more vital than ever. We’re proud to be able to put our skills to good use and help to give people a new chance at life.”

Sara Millington, Communications Manager of the WNSMK, added, “Events like this are crucial not only for raising much needed funds but also awareness of the growing homelessness problem in Milton Keynes. We are grateful to Cranswick for enabling so many people in the local community to get behind the event and support the charity in this way. The funds raised will directly enable us to support individuals in crisis into the autumn and winter ahead.” 

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