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Jun 2014

MEADOW FOODS RAISE MONEY FOR WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED

Five employees from Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk based dairy ingredients to the food industry, completed the Cumbrian Challenge last weekend and raised more than £1000 for Walking with the Wounded.

Five employees from Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk based dairy ingredients to the food industry, completed the Cumbrian Challenge last weekend and raised more than £1000 for Walking with the Wounded.

Two teams took part in a race across the Langdale Pikes covering over 20 km of difficult terrain with 90 other teams. The warm weather bought its own challenges, but despite the tough conditions the teams still managed to complete the challenge in less than 9 hours, finishing in a respectable 8th and 9th place. With the support of customers, friends and other employees, the team raised more than £1000 for the charity.

David Farrer, the Meadow Foods team captain comments: “The Cumbrian Challenge was a tough but very rewarding experience. The warm weather made it a little more difficult, but we made sure the team drank plenty of water, even resorting to some interestingly coloured stream water at one point! We’re pleased to have raised so much money for such a worthy charity and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the challenge.”

Walking with the Wounded raises money to retrain and re-skill wounded service men and woman and support them in finding new careers outside the Military. For more information on Walking with the Wounded please visit www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

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 £400m.