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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | July 2, 2020

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Border Biscuits donates 60,000 treats to NHS and care staff

Border Biscuits donates 60,000 treats to NHS and care staff

Border Biscuits has donated more than 60,000 sweet treats to NHS and care home staff working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.

The Lanarkshire-based firm has made the donations through its Border Community Support foundation since lockdown measures were announced on March 23.

The charity scheme – which receives 10% of the family-run company’s profits each year – is normally aimed at supporting projects that benefit the people and town of Lanark. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, bosses at the firm decided to remove the location criteria.

A large portion of the biscuits donated so far have been to hospitals throughout NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian, including University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Wishaw, University Hospital Monklands, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital and St John’s Hospital.

John Cunningham, managing director of Border Biscuits, said: “The situation we find ourselves in has never been seen before within our lifetime and, here at Border Biscuits, we wanted to play our part in providing support to the brilliant staff within our NHS and care homes who are on the frontline of our country’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

“To have been able to donate over 60,000 biscuits so far is a great total and we are pleased to hear from feedback that our biscuits are giving NHS and care home staff a boost during their shifts at this time.

“We are not stopping there, however, and our community support team’s work is continuing to provide even more support where we can in these areas.”