Finnebrogue Artisan (Finnebrogue), based in Downpatrick, has generously donated Good Little Company premium sausages to the largest Simple Power and Rural Support ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ to date.
This year Finnebrogue will be uniting alongside 18 other local agri-companies to ensure hard-hit rural and farming families receive some extra cheer this Christmas. The Rural Support Christmas Hamper scheme is co-ordinated by wind energy company Simple Power and ensures over 100 rural families in need receive a helping hand at such a special time of year.
“At Finnebrogue we are thrilled to take part in this year’s Rural Support Christmas Hamper appeal. Christmas is such an important time of year and can be very costly to those already experiencing difficulties.”Denis Lynn Finnebrogue, owner
Rural Support’s chief executive, Jude McCann, commented: “I’m delighted with the support from Finnebrogue and would like to sincerely thank them for their very generous donation. The kindness and efforts of Finnebrogue, Simple Power, and the other local companies are much appreciated as we aim to reach even more families this Christmas.”
Rural Support helps farming and rural families across Northern Ireland on a wide range of issues, from farm business and financial issues to concerns about physical and mental health. The charity provides support for the rural community through a helpline offering a listening and signposting service.
Owner of Finnebrogue, Denis Lynn, commented: “At Finnebrogue we are thrilled to take part in this year’s Rural Support Christmas Hamper appeal. Christmas is such an important time of year and can be very costly to those already experiencing difficulties.
“Rural Support is a very valuable service and does a fantastic job throughout the year connecting with rural families in need and providing them with support. We hope the Christmas hamper provided to these families across the province brings some extra festive cheer to the table,” Denis continued.
Simple Power chief executive, Philip Rainey, commented: “We are delighted by the response from Finnebrogue for our Christmas Hamper Scheme in partnership with Rural Support, as it would not be possible without their generous support.
“Christmas can be a very special time for many but it’s important to acknowledge that it can also be a difficult time of year for those in hardship. With the support of the local producers like Finnebrogue, the hampers will go some way towards delivering a little Christmas cheer this year to hard-hit rural families, alongside Rural Support’s very beneficial support service.”
Other generous donors supporting the campaign include: Ballyeamon Eggs, Cavanagh Eggs, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Comber Potato Company, Dale Farm, DJ’s Apple Juice, Finnebrogue Artisan, Karro Foods, Kerry Food Group, Lidl NI, Mash Direct, Moy Park, Punjana Tea, South Antrim Community Network, Tayto, Tesco NI, Ulster Farmers’ Union, White’s Oats and Wilsons Country.