Fane Valley On Course To Reach Charity Target
3rd July 2017

Fane Valley Group staff participants from the recent Belfast Marathon and Europa Abseil with Trevor Lockhart – Fane Valley Chief Executive and Jonathan Symth & Callum Clarke – Action Mental Health Fundraising Team

Fane Valley and its Group of companies have hit a very generous figure of £12,500.00 from recent events and activities held this May and June with a glamorous Gala Ball planned for November, with all proceeds going towards their designated charity partner Action Mental Health.

The staff from Fane Valley’s Head Office, Fane Valley Stores, Fane Valley Feeds, Linden Foods, Kettyle Irish Foods, White’s Oats, Hilton Meat Products, Linergy/UFBP and Duncrue Food Products, have all generously been fundraising and participating in marathons, abseil events, sponsored cycle, healthy morning smoothies, walks and a recent livestock equipment raffle throughout their agri-store network.

Speaking at the charity presentation, Trevor Lockhart – Fane Valley Chief Executive said; “We have received fantastic support from all our staff, customers and suppliers throughout May and June for the many activities and challenges in which our staff have participated; and I am very pleased to be able to present this cheque for £12,500 to Callum from Action Mental Health.

“We are only a few months into our inaugural Group charity partnership, however, the initial signs are extremely positive that we will reach our target.  We have a very active calendar of events and educational workshops planned for staff over the coming months, and we also hope to engage with our partner schools and farmer customer to help raise awareness on good mental health and wellbeing in October for mental health awareness month, culminating with our first ever charity ball in November.”

Action Mental Health – Fundraising & Communications Manager, Jonny Smyth commented: “We are delighted with how active and passionate Fane Valley and its wider group staff have been towards our charity. They have taken to every challenge we have given them and have really committed to the fundraising plan.  They have shown how serious they are taking mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and are supporting their staff to get involved in all their initiatives. We are excited to see how Fane Valley progress over the next few months and their plan to engage with their local schools and educating their farming customers”.

For more information on mental health related issues visit: www.amh.org.uk