Yorkshire-based ice cream manufacturer Froneri has celebrated National Ice Cream Day (18th July) by making almost 1,500 delicious donations to its three charity partners!
National Ice Cream Day just happened to fall on one of the hottest days of the year, so it was perfect timing for Mike Fraine, Froneri’s Head of UK, to visit Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to hand out stacks of refreshing Cadbury and Nestlé ice cream to the volunteers who were busy sprucing up the gardens of Russell House, Huddersfield.
Louise Addison, Corporate Fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, said: “The hospice gardens have been a little neglected during lockdown, so we have been asking our corporate partners and community volunteers to help bring them back to life in time for the summer holidays. Sunday was a sweltering day, so everyone was very thankful to Mike for showing up when he did!”
Mike commented: “It was an honour to visit Russell House and see the incredible work that the charity does; it is clear how valued its volunteers are and we are so proud to be one of their corporate partners. Sunday was a hot, hot day, and fittingly it was also National Ice Cream Day, so it felt only right to deliver some of our tasty ice cream for volunteers and families to enjoy.”
Froneri also provided Herriot Hospice Homecare and Saint Michael’s Hospice with ice creams and vouchers to purchase tasty treats at a later date so that patients, clients, visitors and their team, who are based in varying locations across their 1,500 mile geography, can benefit.
Froneri is supporting Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Herriot Hospice Homecare, Saint Michael’s Hospice and The Avalon Group as part of its Froneri ICE (Inspiring Community Engagement) initiative, its three-year long programme of activity that will inspire Froneri employees to support their local community and in particular, these three Yorkshire charities.