kavli-gateshead-web-3973Kavli UK LTD, home to famous brands Primula cheese, Castle MacLellan pate and St Helens Farm goats milk products, has announced the attainment of a Bronze Award in the seventh annual GroceryAid Achievement Awards, designed to bring recognition and thanks to all companies that support the charity.

The award recognises the contribution Kavli has made in strongly supporting GroceryAids welfare work and regional branches, in particular the North East branch where Kavli is also based. In addition, Kavli have supported welfare work, promoted GroceryAid and its Helpline within the company and provided vouchers for the Voucher Hamper, given out to beneficiaries at Christmas. Kavli have also attended several national events including the GroceryAid 5-a-side tournament.

During 2014, GroceryAid has seen businesses across the industry pull together to drive their fundraising activities and offer support in every possible capacity. , GroceryAid Director General comments; “I’d like to personally thank everyone within Kavli who has helped to support GroceryAid this year. We rely on companies across the industry to support our work and help raise awareness of the charity and the work that we do. In particular I would like to thank you for helping to spread the word about the charity and supporting us in our welfare work. Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you.”

The Kavli Group is fully owned by the Kavli Foundation, a charitable trust, which is committed to supporting good causes. Annually it donates profits to charitable causes, supporting research, humanitarian and cultural projects within the UK and worldwide.

Paul Lewney, managing director of Kavli UK, said: “We are truly honoured to win the Bronze Award. As a large company with strong philanthropic morals, we work hard to achieve our charity goals and are thrilled that our efforts have helped to make a difference for those in need”.

GroceryAid is the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund, a national charity for people who are working, or have worked in the grocery industry.

From the largest factory, to the supply chain and through to the smallest of stores, GroceryAid looks after more than 8,500 current and former industry colleagues, with financial support or through its 24 hour confidential Helpline. The breadth and depth of support ranges from an annual annuity, crisis grants, essential household items, carer support and access to the Helpline.

Now in its eighth year, the GroceryAid Achievement Awards give public recognition to companies, large or small, who actively support the charity in both ordinary and extraordinary ways.

For more information on Primula please visit www.primula.co.uk