Bumper month donation for March takes Brook Food’s Quarterly charity donations to £4800

Brook Food Processing Equipment are now three months in to their 25th anniversary year celebrations where the Williton based Company pledged to support 12 charities throughout 2019.

Having supported both St Margaret’s Hospice and Mind Somerset, Brook Food looked to support another locally based charity and with that in mind chose the RNLI Minehead. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The Minehead RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service station.

Brook Food are donating £25 for every customer order of £1000 and over and March saw a bumper month which resulted in a fantastic total of £1925, Brook Foods highest donation to date yet.

Ann Wells, Group Marketing Director, presented the cheque to the Minehead RNLI crew on Sunday 7th April and said “ It’s been amazing to donate to this local cause. This Lifeboat station serves our community and tourists at sea and along the coast with an invaluable lifeline. To donate to our local RNLI is a pleasure, it’s the selfless actions of those involved with the service that represents true heroism and to support this with funds to help their work an honour “

RNLI Minehead spokesman Bryan Stoner, Chairman of the Minehead RNLI said  “ Thank you on behalf of everyone involved with Minehead lifeboat station for your company’s wonderful donation of £1925.00, the costs of providing a 24/7 marine rescue service to the whole of United Kingdom and Ireland is massive: the total required in 2017 was £176.5M. Much of the necessary fundraising is achieved at a national level, but individual stations also run appeals for local projects and at Minehead we know just how supportive our community can be. Our lifeboat house was built in 1901 and although extended and modified several times is in dire need of an extensive rebuild both to achieve a better operational service and in terms of facilities for the crew. Brook food’s donation will go towards the costs of such a rebuild that should be completed over the next couple of years. As station chairman I know just how much the crew appreciate the generosity of company’s such as yours. The national appeals and anonymous bequests are vital, but for crew members the knowledge that local individuals and local firms are so ready to support them is very rewarding and is not forgotten”