Dairy giant Arla is sending a team to support the Colour Rush as the Aylesbury firm sponsors the yellow station at the Colour Rush on Sunday, October 9, in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC)
Staff are giving up their Sunday to throw yellow powder over those taking on the Colour Rush challenge. Another group from the dairy will be doing the 5k run around ALF Green Park’s course.
Arla’s team organiser, Jaime King, has recruited more than 30 colleagues and members of their families to take part.
Jaime said: “It is important to myself and my colleagues here at Arla Aylesbury to give back to the local community and support a fantastic charity such as Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.
“Supporting the communities in which we operate is a priority for Arla and we acknowledge that we can contribute to their development by fostering
relationships with stakeholders and by recognising our wider responsibility as corporate citizens.”
The Aylesbury Dairy employs 700 people, producing 1.5 million bottles a day. Many of its employees have had personal experience of the value of the hospice’s support and care for their loved ones.
Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity CEO, Sue Jenkins, said: “Arla is making an amazing contribution to our event. By sponsoring the colour station and entering a team in the Colour Rush as well, the company and its staff are showing that they care deeply about the people in our community who face perhaps the toughest challenge life can offer, and who really need the support and care that the Florence Nightingale Hospice provides.”
FNHC also says it has secured sponsorship from Bucks radio station Mix96 for a multi-coloured colour station, and local superstores Tesco Tring Road and Tesco Broadfields have combined to man a blue station.