At Delamere Dairy, we try to live by our 3 buzzwords –
“fun” “healthy” “responsible”
and we put these at the heart of all we do. So we look to support other organisations who follow a similar ethos.
Kids for Kids
We’ve supported the Kids for Kids charity in a number of ways over the last few years (our longstanding customers may remember our ‘Blankets for Darfur’ campaign a few Christmases ago). It is hard to believe that things could get worse, but this year children are facing starvation. It will be months yet before there is the hope of a harvest. Kids for Kids helps families in Darfur, Sudan, who live in unimaginable and inexcusable hardship, by adopting villages and helping them to help themselves, long term. They help in many ways but their key project is a goat loan. Goats save lives. Goat’s milk is a life saver for malnourished children and any excess provides an urgently needed income as the little flock grows. Right now, 1.1 million children are facing starvation. Mothers are struggling to provide even one meal a day. Find out more here or on their website, and perhaps donate towards a goat! www.kidsforkids.org.uk
Knutsford Community Fund & Cheshire Community Foundation
Local to Delamere, The Knutsford Community Fund is overseen by the Cheshire Community Foundation. This is a new fund that was set up and launched in February of this year, and along with other companies in and around Knutsford, we will form part of the grant panel, helping to make the final decisions on which projects and organisations receive support. The focus of the Fund is to assist vulnerable people in Knutsford, which is where our head office has its home. It liaises with GPs, the police, councils, schools and local authorities to understand what the issues are and where help is needed. It then prioritises how best it can have an impact.
It works hard to support sustainable projects, not quick fixes.
Zoe Sheppard of the Cheshire Community Fund said: “Thank you so much for your generous pledge of support. We are very much looking forward to working with you. This really is an incredible way of supporting your local community, and I am sure you and the Delamere Dairy team will find your involvement in the Fund hugely rewarding.”
Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
We have recently contributed to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust which provides free activities and holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children across the North West. It organises residential and day trips for children up to 17 years old.
East Cheshire & St Luke’s Hospices
These hospices, local to Delamere Dairy, care for people with life-limiting illnesses and provide support for their families. Close to the hearts of some the Delamere team we have recently made a donations to support these amazing charities to help continue their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have recently made a donation to the Cheshire and Shropshire Immediate Care Group www.csibasics.org.uk , which supports volunteer doctors and paramedics that respond to major accidents and provide enhanced roadside care.
Captain Tom Moore
The nation was captivated by this amazing gentleman as he set out to do something for charity during the current pandemic to raise money in aid of the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. Captain Tom, a former British Army Officer, set out to raise £1000 and his appeal closed at over £32 million! His phenomenal record-breaking efforts continue to make a difference to the NHS staff, volunteers and patients and we were proud to make a donation to his charity walk.
Delamere Forest Hatchmere Trail
30 years ago Delamere Dairy started life in Delamere Forest when Liz & Roger Sutton bought their first three goats. To commemorate and celebrate this, we’ve teamed up with Cheshire Wildlife Trust to revitalise and reinstate the conservation charity’s walk around Hatchmere.
Hatchmere, at the edge of Delamere Forest Park, is just one of a series of hundreds of meres and mosslands peppered across the North West, formed by the glacial action at the end of the last Ice Age around 15,000 years ago.