Peterborough-based vegetable grower nurturing charities

Organic carrots  grown  by Produce World

Organic carrots grown by Produce World

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Peterborough-based vegetable grower and supplier Produce World Group has been boosting numerous charities with donations of cash and tonnes of fresh produce.

The group, based in Lynch Wood, supported Crisis at Christmas by donating 10 tonnes of fresh vegetables to help feed thousands of homeless people over the festive period.

Other fundraising activities included staff at the Lynch Wood site raising £650 for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice Appeal through a Christmas raffle, silent auction for theatre tickets and Christmas jumper day.

In total, Produce World Lynch Wood has raised £1,890 for the charity since April 2014.

Volunteers at Produce World Yaxley are being sponsored to lose weight with the money raised going to the Rays of Sunshine charity.

Produce World Butterwick held a toy campaign in aid of the Children’s Ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. Produce World Isleham and Sutton Bridge organised raffle draws to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK.

Andrew Ovens, Produce World Group’s marketing director, said: “The work that Crisis at Christmas does is second to none. We hope our donation goes some way to helping those most in need during the festive period.”

David Frost, Produce World Group’s HR director, said: “Community and charity fund-raising is a vital part of the Produce World business. Working for us isn’t just about the impact you can have on the bottom line, it’s also about having a positive impact on the local community.”