Dunbia donates money to Irish students

Dunbia has donated crucial funding for farming student society Harper Ireland with a contribution of £1,200.

Harper Ireland is the student body for all prospective and existing students from Ireland at the University College in Shropshire, and is dependent on fund-raising and sponsorship.

Dunbia, which has 10 meat processing sites throughout the UK and Ireland, has donated the money, which will go towards the club’s new rugby shirts. This continues their support from last year.

Dunbia human resources manager Ashley Stewart said: “What we can offer Harper students is placements that are useful and meaningful, as well as graduate employment. We have a strong interest in using placement students to fill the roles that we have available.

“So, we’re looking for students that have an agricultural background, studying either an agriculture or food course. But, it’s really about the people – the skills and the qualities that they have.”

Harper Ireland chairman Stephen McKean added: “The best thing about Harper Ireland is getting to know people from your area and from around Ireland.

“Studying in Shropshire is a big change, but you soon settle in once you get to know other people and everyone is in the same boat, leaving home.”

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