Dale Farm shares the gift of goodness with local community groups this Christmas

Dale Farm is ‘sharing Christmas goodness’ with community organisations and the help of food redistribution project FareShare

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm has partnered with the FareShare project, part of local charity Homeless Connect, to support and highlight the work of community organisations across Northern Ireland this Christmas.

Along with Q Radio broadcaster Ibe Sesay, this December, Dale Farm will be visiting Footprints Women’s Centre; Orchardville, Belfast; The Resource Centre, Derry/Londonderry; MUST Hostel, Cookstown; Good Morning Ballymena and YMCA Portadown to shine a light on the incredible work they do for people in their local area, as well as provide additional donations, which aim to provide a boost to their much-needed causes.

Ibe will be finding out more about the important services that each organisation provides to help raise the profile of the essential work they do for their community.

“Dale Farm is all about sharing goodness,” explains Claire Hale, Dale Farm. “All year round, and this Christmas in particular, we want to give a helping hand to some amazing organisations that help people in need.

“Through our ongoing partnership with FareShare, we are able to provide a range of Dale Farm products weekly which is then redistributed to important organisations like the ones we’re visiting this December.

“We hope that by giving each of these organisations a platform to tell of the great work they’re doing, others may feel inspired to either find comfort and the confidence to ask for help should they require aid or offer their support to these organisations through donations or volunteering. For us that is the true meaning of sharing goodness,” added Claire.

Ibe Sesay, Q Radio broadcaster and host of Dale Farm’s Sharing Christmas Goodness initiative added: “It is truly a privilege to be taking part in this project which will give a platform to the people that make a difference to lives across Northern Ireland. I look forward to helping tell their stories.”

Meabh Austin, FareShare, said “We are incredibly grateful to our partner Dale Farm for acknowledging the exceptional pressures and challenges currently faced by local charities this winter. The visits will provide a much-needed boost for frontline workers and disadvantaged groups who are in need of that little bit of extra support in the run up to Christmas.”

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For information on FareShare NI visit www.fareshare.org.uk