Cereal firm is giving generously to charity

Weetabix buying assistant Vanda McKay (left) presents a cheque to Diana Patrick of the Cransley Hospice with Marie Rose, Yianni Kyrionymou, Karen Goodwin, Roger Thurlow and Jo Sayles. The money was raised by the Weetabix procurement department's recent Christmas raffle.

Weetabix buying assistant Vanda McKay (left) presents a cheque to Diana Patrick of the Cransley Hospice with Marie Rose, Yianni Kyrionymou, Karen Goodwin, Roger Thurlow and Jo Sayles. The money was raised by the Weetabix procurement department's recent Christmas raffle.

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Staff from a cereal manufacturer have raised money for a county hospice.

Workers at the Weetabix factory in Station Road, Burton Latimer, managed to generate £500 for Cransley Hospice by selling tickets to a raffle for items left in their lost property box.

They also sold bottles of whisky which had been donated at Christmas by suppliers.

Hospice fundraising manager Di Patrick was delighted.

She said: “Weetabix’s procurement department is given bottles of whisky at Christmas from their suppliers and they do a raffle every year.

“This year they also sold off a load of lost property items.

“The company is very supportive of the hospice and they have all sorts of fundraising initiatives for us throughout the year – this is another £500 to boot.

“We’re really thankful for their support.”

Weetabix’s buying assistant Vanda McKay presented the money to the hospice last week.