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22nd December 2010


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Warburtons, Scotland's favourite family baker, is spreading some festive cheer by 'dough'nating a selection of loaves and treats to various charities and children's homes in the run up to Christmas.

The company donates products all year round to various charities, schools, hospitals and organisations including St Andrew's Hospice and the Girl Guides, however this year it has extended this support to two children's homes, Kincorth Children's Home in Aberdeen and Carluke Children's Home in Lanarkshire, and two homeless charities, The Marie Trust in Glasgow and the Aberdeen Foyer in Aberdeen.

Ian Connell, General Manager, Warburtons Scotland, said: "As a company we have always donated products to charities and organisations who we know would benefit from them however this year we decided to extend this to two homeless charities with bread and two children's homes with bread and a cheque for treats on Christmas Day.

"Donating to these organisations in Aberdeen and Glasgow, near our bakery and depot ensures that we are providing aid to local people who really need it. It is definitely the best part of the job for me to be able to do this, especially at this time of the year."

Warburtons has been donating bread for almost two years on a weekly basis to St Andrew's Hospice in Airdrie in recognition of the work it does in helping patients and their families in Lanarkshire. The hospice opened in 1986 from modest beginnings of just four beds for the terminally ill. St Andrew's Hospice now cares for over 120 patients every week, providing a specialist range of support services.

Bobby Mason, Fundraising Manager at St Andrew's Hospice, said: "We really appreciate the continued support from Warburtons and we are delighted to see how our relationship with the bakery has blossomed. Since the inaugural donation of £2,700 last year, we have been fortunate to receive a weekly bread supply from Warburtons, and finding out that we were receiving an additional product donation in the run-up to Christmas was a fantastic surprise.

"The annual running cost of the Hospice amounts to £4.2 million, of which £2.2 million has to be raised from public donations, so the support from Warburtons is gratefully received."

Warburtons also donated products and a selection of novelty breadcutters to Hyde 'n' Seek nursery, which is located nearby the bakery in Bellshill. The cutters are designed to make lunchtime more fun by turning toast or sandwiches into a jigsaw or heart shape. The nursery also received a section of chocolate treats.

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