Michael Hall (centre-L), Managing Director at Forest Feast, presents a cheque for over £4.5k to Marie Curie representative, Sandra Spence (centre-R). The impressive sum was a result of fundraising efforts by Forest Feast staff who ran the Belfast Marathon in relay teams and colleague Gemma Whitehouse who completed the 26.2 mile course in under 3 hours and 30 minutes.

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May 2019 – Staff at Forest Feast raised £4,648 for the Marie Curie charity when they took part in the Belfast marathon. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Taking part in the challenge, staff from the Craigavon-based premium dried fruit, nut and seed company, ran the marathon in memory of the company’s co-founder Lorraine Hall, with all funds donated to Marie Curie, which provides care and support those dealing with a terminal illness.

A quarter of the entire Forest Feast workforce from all divisions, including directors, managers, operatives and supervisors banded together to participate in the fundraising drive.

Commenting on their efforts, Michael Hall, Managing Director at Forest Feast said:

“We are so proud of our employees who came together in the name of a charity that is very close to our hearts.  A tremendous fundraising effort was made by all and I am so pleased we were able to contribute to a charity that does such important work for those battling cancer and terminal illness. We look forward to continuing to support Marie Curie and other important charities in our community in the future.”

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