Moy Park helps rural families in need at Christmas
Published:  22 December, 2015

Moy Park has donated produce to a Christmas Hamper Scheme, which provides help for rural and farming families. 

The Northern Ireland producer joined with 18 other agri-companies to support charity Rural Support’s hamper appeal, co-ordinated by wind energy company Simple Power.

Rural Support helps farming and rural families across Northern Ireland with a wide range of issues, from farm business and financial issues to concerns about physical and mental health. The charity provides support for the rural community through a helpline offering a listening and signposting service.

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, said: “Moy Park is committed to supporting local communities and we are delighted to be part of this very worthwhile campaign, which benefits many rural families at, what can be, a difficult time of year. This year’s Christmas Hamper Scheme is set to be bigger than ever and we applaud the great work carried out by Rural Support.”

Rural Support’s chief executive Jude McCann said, “I’m delighted with the support from Moy Park and would like to sincerely thank them for their very generous donation. The kindness and efforts from them and other local companies are much appreciated as we aim to reach even more families this Christmas.”

Simple Power chief executive Philip Rainey added, “We are delighted by the response from Moy Park for our Christmas Hamper Scheme in partnership with Rural Support, as it would not be possible without their generous support. Christmas can be a very special time for many but it’s important to acknowledge that it can also be a difficult time of year for those in hardship. With the support of local producers like Moy Park, the hampers will go some way towards delivering a little Christmas cheer this year to hard-hit rural families, alongside Rural Support’s very beneficial support service.”

The list of companies supporting the campaign includes: Ballyeamon Eggs, Cavanagh Eggs, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Comber Potato Company, Dale Farm, DJ’s Apple Juice, The Good Little Company, Karro Foods, Kerry Food Group, Lidl NI, Mash Direct, Moy Park, Punjana Tea, South Antrim Community Network, Tayto, Tesco NI, Ulster Farmers Union, White’s Oats and Wilsons Country.