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Arla Foods helps provide all the trimmings

Press release   •   Dec 21, 2011 10:08 GMT

Arla Foods is donating butter, milk and cream to make sure that a group of volunteers in Rothwell are able to provide all the festive trimmings this Christmas.

Giving up their Christmas Day to help those less fortunate than themselves, the volunteer group is spending time cooking for the elderly and disabled who would otherwise be by themselves.

Annette Cardno, Arla’s operations manager at Stourton NDC, has been making sure everything is delivered on time.

“Arla donated the first consignment of butter in November so they could start making Christmas cakes, and on Christmas Eve we will take them everything they need for the day.”

“It’s heart warming that volunteers give up their time on Christmas day to make sure that others aren’t lonely and its great to know that Arla can help them in some way.”

Arla is also donating dairy products to St George’s Crypt, a charity in Leeds that offers care and support to the homeless. 

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.