Driffield poultry business helps the local community

Andy Beesley helps out Rafters of Driffield

One of Driffield’s biggest employers is lending its support to its rural community by supporting businesses and donating chicken.

Last week, Middleton on the Wolds business Soanes Poultry helped out fellow family business, Rafters when it donated a van and a driver so that the team at the Yorkshire Life Best Independent Food Retailer in Yorkshire 2019 could satisfy deliveries for online orders.

Commenting on Soanes generosity on his twitter feed, Andy Rafter said: “We cannot thank you all enough for the kind gesture of helping us out today with these deliveries across East Yorkshire and Driffield. We are blessed to be surrounded by such fantastic people.”

This week, Ben Lee, head of sales and marketing at the 73 year old chicken business marked the company’s appreciation of those caring for the elderly and vulnerable by donating a total of 180 chickens to the staff at the town’s care homes The Limes and Riverhead Hall.

Further afield, Soanes Poultry is making a free weekly delivery of chicken to Hull based charity EMS Ltd that works with residents, community groups and local businesses in Hull, East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire to alleviate food and fuel poverty.

The business is also buying hand sanitiser for its delivery drivers from Thixendale spirits business Raisthorpe Manor.

┬áMr Lee said: “Our rural communities are the life blood of our business. We employ local people and sell our award winning chicken to local, family run independent shops, so we’re proud that we are able to support these communities when times are challenging.”


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