Farmer Portal

Nov 2015


As part of National Pancreatic Cancer month, Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk based dairy ingredients to the food industry, lit up their Holme On Spalding Moor factory with purple lights on Sunday to get involved with ‘Purple Lights For Hope’.

Purple Lights For Hope is a national campaign run by Pancreatic Cancer UK, which brings people together on the 1st November every year to raise awareness. Meadow Foods joined some famous attractions in lighting up purple with Edinburgh Castle, Blackpool Tower and Beverley Minster all taking part. This year Meadow Foods covered their factory with purple lights as well as projecting the Pancreatic Cancer ribbon on the side of their buildings to show their support to the charity.

Jack Hancock, Commercial Director for Meadow Foods commented: “We’re thrilled to support this amazing charity and especially a neighbour to our factory who sadly lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Turning our factory purple for the evening certainly got the thumbs up from the local village and we hope it spreads awareness for the campaign and gets more people get involved next year.”

Pancreatic Cancer UK is the only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: support, information, campaigning and research. The charity is staffed by specialist nurses who provide comprehensive and detailed information about the disease, as well as run campaigns such as ‘Purple Lights For Hope’.

Meadow Foods operates from factories in Chester, Peterborough and Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Their products include cream, butter, sweetened condensed milk, anhydrous milk fat, chocolate crumb and cultured products.  The company, founded in 1992, now employs more than 250 people and has a turnover in excess of £420m.