Doing good stuff in the community

As part of the William Jackson Food Group, we’re really proud of the work we do to help make a difference in our local communities.

Local charities

As a business, it’s crucial that we do our bit to support the work of charities in our local communities. We give a significant amount each year to charities including: Real Aid, Help for Heroes, Children’s Hospice and many other local initiatives in our Yorkshire region.

We also offer support to our colleagues, past and present, and their children. We’re extremely proud that so many of our colleagues give their own time and money so generously to make a difference in their local areas. In fact, each year, we hold our People to be Proud of Awards which recognise all the good deeds our staff are doing in the community.

Young people

Over the last four years, we’ve helped send 375 children on an Outward Bound adventure to help them build confidence, take part in team challenges and enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve made lasting friendships with our partner schools in the local community, where we offer free career and CV advice to pupils of all ages. We’re also long-term supporters of Young Enterprise – the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.

Volunteering

Everyone at Aunt Bessie’s is entitled to two paid days off each year to volunteer with a local charity. This can include anything from renovating local community centres, to planting trees. In fact, so far, we’ve planted 21,000 trees as part of our Bicentennial Tree Project. The project started in 2013 with the aim of planting 200,000 trees in Hull by our group’s 200th anniversary in 2051.

Enjoying Aunt Bessie’s as part of a healthy lifestyle

At Aunt Bessie’s, we make a whole host of tasty products that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Life’s all about moderation; the most important thing is to eat plenty of fruit and veg, and to stay as active as possible. As long as your overall diet is well and balanced, and that you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, you can tuck in to the odd sweet treat without feeling guilty.

For more advice on how to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle, visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

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