Positives from 2020
Read on to find out what we have been doing to keep our food and our employees safe and how we have been helping to support our local community during the coronavirus pandemic 2020!
It has been an anxious and worrying time for all of us here at Castle Dairies, the team have worked valiantly throughout the pandemic to keep the stores stocked with butter and we couldn’t be more grateful.
On run up to lockdown we introduced a number of measures that focused on 3 key priorities:
- Safeguarding our colleagues
- Working closely with our customers to manage demand and maintain supply
- Protecting the organization
As a business we have been proud of all the steps we have taken to safeguard our business and especially of how our teams have reacted and coped with the pressures that the pandemic has placed on the Business.
Although it’s been difficult for us to continue working during lockdown, we have been able to continue and increase our support and work with local organisations and charities.
One of our other chosen charities that we support is the Huggard Homeless Centre; Wales’s leading centre for people who are sleeping rough. With other businesses unable to support the centre as much as they previously could, we knew how important a contribution would be to them during these difficult times.
We have also committed to allocate 2% of profits each year to social and community-based welfare and environmental projects. One of which includes Community Foundation Wales, which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We will be posting more information on this very soon so keep an eye out!
During the outbreak we also donated butter to food blogger Paul Brown, who spent his time during the outbreak making free NHS staff meals for key workers. Paul made and delivered over 2,000 free delicious meals for NHS staff during the lockdown! All of the meals were made using donated produce from other local food suppliers.
We also helped raise vital funds for Velindre Cancer Centre by putting together a Food Hamper full of delicious Welsh food for a competition for one of their Stay At Home events. This event raised over £1,500!
We also joined together with Food and Drink Wales for their #carucymrucarublas campaign to celebrate all the incredible Welsh Food and Drink business and say thank you. The campaign included a competition where one lucky person was able to win a hamper of Welsh Food and Drink to donate to a keyworker or someone who has gone above and beyond during these challenging times.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our staff and our customers who supported us throughout this incredibly difficult year – we are so grateful.
2020 was a difficult and challenging year for many of us, and we hope that 2021 will bring more positive times (not forgetting more good food!).
We wish everyone good health and happiness this New Year.